Palin (and her cronies) set Obama up. They knew that the "put lipstick on a pig" metaphor was part of Obama's repertoire. They modified it to her own "hockey moms=pit bulls with lipstick" so the next time Obama used his own phrase, she could misrepresent and attack him. If only Americans could see through this. As to pigs, they are among the smartest animals known, whereas pit bulls are often in the news for mauling and killing children. Now where's the insult?