President Obama has come under fire for a comment he made about California Attorney General Kamala Harris during a fundraising luncheon in Atherton, California yesterday. Rachel Weiner recounted the remarks for the Washington Post:
“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,” Obama said. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.”
The Christian Science Monitor’s reporter Linda Feldman writes:
So President Obama thinks California’s Kamala Harris is “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country.” But does he deserve all the grief he’s getting for saying that out loud?
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, usually an Obama-friendly zone, the president came in for some criticism over his comment the day before at a fundraiser near San Francisco for the Democratic National Committee.
“I’m sure he meant to pay her a compliment … but quite frankly, it just divides women and it just divides people up to separate them by looks and probably was a little ham-fisted,” said host Mika Brzezinski. “I think he made a mistake.”
I say give me a break! Kamala Harris and Barack Obama are long time friends, and Kamala Harris was an early supporter of Obama’s campaign for president. As Jonathan Capehart notes in his Washington Post commentary:
President Obama prides himself on telling the truth. And when he reportedly said that California Attorney General Kamala Harris is “by far, the best looking attorney general,” he spoke the God’s honest truth. But that wasn’t the only thing he said about the talented attorney with a national future. In fact, it was the last part of what he said.
Judging by some of the comments I’ve seen on Twitter you’d swear the president was guilty of luridly cat-calling a woman he doesn’t know. If I thought for one moment that’s what was going on, you better believe I’d hammer him for it. But that’s not the case here. Far from it. So lighten up, people.
I agree - - - lighten up! California residents know that Kamala Harris is the best looking Attorney General, Gavin Newsom is the best looking Lieutenant Governor, and Jerry Brown is a Senior Citizen and the oldest Governor in the United States - and that's the truth. This brouhaha is just California envy.
Look at the President's record and get over it!
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