Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Overheard Talking About Michelle Obama's 'Large Posterior' (UPDATE)
The Wisconsin Rep. was at a Reagan National Airport lounge when his comments were caught by a reporter.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) may need to learn better cell phone manners. Actually, all kinds of manners. The politician was overheard at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport Wednesday talking on his cell phone about something that occurred three weeks ago at an Episcopal church auction.
FishBowl DC's Democratic operative source said the congressman was talking “very loud." So it was pretty easy to overhear Sensenbrenner saying that after buying all their “c--p”, a woman approached him, praising Michelle Obama. He said that he informed the woman that the first lady should practice what she preaches. “She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself," he remarked.
While there has been no confirmation from the congressman's office about this report, FishBowlDC points out that Obama's national health program -- “Let’s Move” -- could do Sensenbrenner a world of good. We echo that sentiment. Her work educating the public about nutrition and exercise is much needed in a country where -- according to the New York Times -- 34% of adults are obese and 17% of children are also obese, as of 2010.
And we'd also like to add that it's not really gentlemanly to make comments about any woman's posteriors, but especially the first lady's, the wife of the nation's Commander-in-Chief. Michelle Obama has been a trend-setting international style presence, wearing the designs of Jason Wu, Prabal Gurang, Alexander McQueen, Kevan Hall, Isabel Toledo, Narcisco Rodriguez, Thakoon and Maria Pinto as well as off the rack from J. Crew, since she became our First Lady
Plus, she looks like she could totally kick his posterior.
What do you think about the Congressman's remarks? And should what someone says during a private call on their cell phone -- even in a public place -- be off limits for reporters? Or are we living in a dream world?
Update: Congressman Sensenbrenner's office has announced his 'plans' to apologize to the First Lady for his remarks. And we quote, via the Daily Mail, "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."