Obama Compliments California AG Kamala Harris, Then Apologizes
Matt | On 08, Apr 2013
Apparently, the American public is not ready to see a president show a bit of deference to the ladies with whom he interacts.
President Obama is one of the latest victims of the “PC police” who got him last week during a closed-door fundraiser in California. He was at an event with California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris when he shared a few words with the audience about her:
“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country — Kamala Harris is here. [Applause.] It’s true. Come on. [Laughter] And she is a great friend and has just been a great supporter for many, many years,” the president said.
He paid a beautiful woman a compliment. Wow. Call the cops and throw him under the jail. I have to give the president credit because he does know beauty when he sees it.
Looking at the other side of the coin, however, the comment was a bit “off” for a public event. I’m not used to Obama dishing out his thoughts about beautiful women — other than his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters. Was the comment odd? Yeah. But, sexist and insensitive? Not hardly.
However the comment was perceived, Obama had to backtrack on his words once they leaked to the uber-sensitive press. He called Harris on Friday to apologize for the remarks, which she fully accepted. According to the Los Angeles Times, the president’s spokesman said the following:
“[The president] “did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general’s professional accomplishments and her capabilities. He fully recognizes the challenges women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance,” said Jay Carney. [SOURCE]
If you ask me, people are making a big to-do out of virtually nothing. The only shade in his remarks was how those other 49 attorneys general must have felt when they saw the remarks. Yikes .. LOL!
I tweeted about the exchange on Sunday. If I was at an event and Kamala Harris said I was the most handsome blogger she had ever seen, please believe the video would be posted directly on this website! I promise that I won’t feel used or mistreated. Lol…