The budget wrangling in Washington left some ugly issues in its wake.
By Chuck Souder
Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated: April 15, 3:01 am)
In the 2008 election cycle, there was a phrase one candidate used that was then repeated over and over. The phrase was “putting lipstick on a pig” – meaning, of course, to try to make something that is ugly sound (or look) better.
Nowhere is that phrase more appropriate than in the discussion over the government shutdown that was averted, literally at the 11th hour last Friday evening.
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