President Barack Obama just couldn’t help himself. He saw a pretty woman, channeled his inner Bill Clinton, and swooned over California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris. At a fundraising event, the Commander in Chief described Harris as “by far the best looking attorney general in the country.”
“It’s true! C’mon,” Obama responded, as the crowd roared with laughter in agreement, according to news reports. I wonder what First Lady Michelle Obama thought about her husband’s comment?
Both Harris and Obama were just outside of San Francisco April 4th attending a DNC event to raise money for the 2014 mid-term elections. Obama certainly has his priorities in order. Instead of reducing the country’s mounting debt and deficit, he’s helping Democrats win control of the House.
Not only was the comment sexist but beneath the dignity of the President of the United States. If Obama made such a comment in the private sector about a female co-worker, he likely would have been terminated on the spot and slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit. But American’s can’t terminate our president for behaving badly.
On the flip side, this is a classic example of the liberal media’s double standard for conservatives. If George W. Bush described a female lawmaker as essentially being a hottie, there would have been howls from mainstream press that dominates our news media. But Obama can call CA Attorney General Kamala Harris the "best looking AG in the country" and the media's response to our first black president is, “Go ahead brother,” in so many words.
That’s what Jonathan Capehart thinks. Capehart defended Obama’s loose lips comment about Harris, “a compliment.” You can’t make this stuff up. Capehart wrote:
“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.” You just can’t make this stuff up. In Capehart’s mind-boggling defense of Obama, Capehart reminds us he’s one of “them,” part of elite group of Democrats who’s been in Obama’s presence at the White House.
“And Harris was a guest at the state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron. (Full disclosure: We were at the same table that night.),” added Capehart.