While John McCain whines about Barack Obama using the phrase "putting lipstick on a pig", which, incidentally McCain himself used against Hilary Clinton several months ago, he has managed to not only duck questions about his policies but also misdirect the American people and the media.

While McCain spouts more drivel, his VP and ex-beauty queen separatist dodges reporters, and the public debates if any mention of the beehived gov is sexist, here's what's happening in the rest of the world and our Presidential candidates are NOT discussing:

  • Bush Said to Give Orders Allowing Raids in Pakistan - The order allowing Special Operations forces to act without the prior approval of the Pakistani government underscores U.S. concerns over Pakistan’s ability and will to combat militants.
  • Sex, Drug Use and Graft Cited in Interior Department -  The Interior Department agency that collects oil and gas royalties has been caught up in a broad ethics scandal — including allegations of financial self-dealing, accepting gifts from energy companies, cocaine use and sexual misconduct.
  • Instability in North Korea? -  South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak has ordered ministers to be prepared for any abrupt changes in North Korea after its leader Kim Jong-Il suffered a stroke, officials said Thursday.
  • Increased Violence in Afghanistan - The U.S. is "running out of time" to win the war in Afghanistan, and sending in more troops will not guarantee victory, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen, warned Congress on Wednesday.

So, is that lipstick thing still all that important? I guess so, judging form the column space in newspapers, the requisite stupid emails, the TV soundbytes and other B.S.

Good job, John & Sarah, you've once more managed to dumb down the dialog to levels you can handle.