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Obama Chided for Praising Attorney General's Looks

Obama Chided for Praising Attorney General's Looks
Posted April 5th, 2013 @ 7:49am by Mark Russell, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– President Obama has been criticized for making his second-term Cabinet too much of a boys' club, and a comment he made yesterday only served to resurrect the debate, reports the Washington Post. After praising the legal abilities of California Attorney General Kamala Harris while at a fundraiser in the state, he added that she "also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country." To laughs, he continued, "It’s true! C'mon." The Post notes that social media immediately hopped on the comment, with reactions running the gamut from "appalled to leave-the-guy-alone." What the press had to say:

  • Robin Abcarian for the Los Angeles Times"Does merely stating the obvious make the president sexist? More wolfish than sexist, I’d say. And this may be a little problem he needs to work on."

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