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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) was overheard talking to a woman who came up to him and praised Michelle Obama in Reagan National Airport. But rather than go with the flow, Sensenbrenner responded with criticism:
“She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”
The democratic operative who overheard Sensenbrenner said it sounded like he was on the phone with a staffer who reminded him that someone would likely expose his comments in the media, to which he said it would be heresy and liberal media bias, but “he stands by his remarks.”
And that he did. When Betsy Rothstein of FishbowlDC reached out to a spokeswoman for the representative, the comments weren’t denied:
Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady’s healthy food initiative. He doesn’t think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady’s office to apologize for his comments.
So, basically it’s OK to criticize her attempt to reduce obesity in America because genetics dictated she have a fuller backside? It’s amazing how people will find a way to knock you even when you try to do something good.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.