Remember when Washington, DC's black Mayor, Anthony Williams, gladly accepted the resignation of his white staff member, David Howard, because Mr. Howard uttered the word 'niggardly' in a private staff meeting, or Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) resigning his position as Senate Republican leader after he made alleged racist remarks that drew immediate criticism and outrage from Black lawmakers, race hustlers and all the usual racialist detectors.
No groups in America are more adept at finding and sniffing out racial offenses than the Left Wing American Media and the various communities of color and indignation.
So let's try and be intellectually honest and consistent, Barack Obama was taking a direct shot at Sarah Palin with his pig and lipstick remark. It was the use of an old sexist term "pig" used against woman. It is no different from any other racial or sexist slur. Imagine if Palin referred to Obama eating watermelon.