The Herald reports:
A war of words has broken out after TOP leader Gareth Morgan said Labour leader Jacinda Ardern needed to show she was more than “lipstick on a pig”.
The comment, written during a Twitter spat over personality-politics-versus-policy, has drawn flak from all quarters – including his own supporters.
Answering a question on Labour’s change of fortunes since the latest leadership change, Morgan said Ardern should be required to show she was more than lipstick on a pig.
I would never advise a politician to use that line in reference to a female politician.
I would note though that Morgan is not the first to use that line. Obama used it in 2008 in reference to McCain/Palin. I suspect many of those decrying Morgan would have defended Obama for his use of it.