References in periodicals archive ?
"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said, "it's still a pig.
Marsh told viewers that Megson might have made Sean Gregan his top summer signing but that 'you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig'.
But, as they say, "you can out lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig!".
In a comment many believe was aimed at Palin, the Illinois senator said: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause from an audience in Virginia on Tuesday.
It produced an Internet ad implying that Obama had called Palin a pig when he used a familiar phrase, which McCain also has used, about putting "lipstick on a pig" to try to make a bad situation look better.
On one side is a photo of US president Barack Obama with lipstick on his face with the words: "You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig, and the USA will still be the USA."
Obama told supporters: "You can put lipstick on a pig, and it is still a pig."
What in God's name was going through Obama's brain on Tuesday when he said "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig".
He had said: "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.
Meanhile, Obama accused McCain and running-mate Sarah Palin of trying to "put lipstick on a pig."