Prez Apologizes for Saying CA Attny Gen is Good-Looking While Michelle Said She’s a Single Mom?

-By Warner Todd Huston

What is going on in the President’s marriage? On one hand, President Obama raised a miniature firestorm Thursday, April 4, by being gauche enough to have called California Attorney General Kamala Harris the “best-looking attorney general” in the country. Of course, not long afterward, the President was forced to apologize for the “sexist” remark. And on the other his own wife is going around claiming she’s a “single mother.”

Obama made the comment at a luncheon event held at the home of Levi-Strauss heir John Goldman where he introduced AG Harris with a list of compliments before ending with “She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country.”

As soon as the media reported the President’s comments the lefty outrage machine kicked into high gear. For one, Vanity Fair called Obama’s comments “Sexual Harris-ment?” And after others from the lefty blogosphere attacked the President, he sent out his spokesman, Press Secretary Jay Carney, to issue a hasty apology.

The next day, Carney said that the President “did not want to in any way diminish the attorney general’s accomplishments and her capabilities.”

Carney assured the press that Obama thinks that women “should not be judged based on appearance.”

But with his pronouncement about who is the best looking State Attorney General, it is clear that the President is not familiar with Florida AG Pam Bondi.

At least one person, though, is likely happy that the President made this “gaffe.”

The same day the President made his “sexist” comment about AG Harris, First Lady Michelle Obama was telling a Vermont CBS TV affiliate that she was a “single mother.”

In a discussion about her family obligations and her work load, Mrs. Obama blundered saying, “Believe me, as a busy single mother–or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother…”

The First Lady may be relieved that good-looking-gate took the pressure off her own, more unusual gaffe.

Still, being generous, I am sure it was a slip of the tongue for the First Lady. After all, the words “single mother” roll off the tongues of identity politics types like her so often that it is an automatic phrase. I’d guess that the only time libs like Michelle even think about moms and kids the only version of that relationship that ever comes to mind is single moms or lesbian couples. NEVER properly married, male/female relationships. So, it was a natural slip of the tongue.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,,, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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