According to Joe
"Lipstick on a pig" is Obama's salvo
He criticizes McCain's political position.
McCain wants to deflect that blow
So taking the heat is Palin's mission.
McCain can't answer Obama's claim
Instead says Palin's feelings were hurt.
This fancy two-step makes it plain
McCain is hiding behind Palin's skirt.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.