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Dare not to appreciate beauty on the left

By Tribune Washington Bureau (DC)

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for commenting on her appearance during a fundraiser earlier this week, an aide said Friday.

During an event in Northern California on Thursday, Obama referred to his fellow Democrat as "the best-looking attorney general," drawing laughs from the crowds but later creating a stir among critics.

A few hours after the fundraiser at a private residence, Obama called Harris to say he was sorry for creating a distraction, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday afternoon.

Carney pointed out that, during the fundraiser, Obama also talked about Harris' effectiveness as an attorney general and noted her work as a "key player" in a mortgage settlement with major banks designed to help homeowners harmed by foreclosure abuse.

Still, Carney said, Obama felt the need to apologize for going on to comment on Harris' looks.

The president "fully recognizes the challenges women continue to face in the workplace," Carney told reports, and believes that they "should not be judged by their appearance."

There has been no word of an apology to Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., after Obama also singled him out in the crowd at the Atherton event.

"He's not a real tall guy," Obama said, "but he's a great guy."

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  1. petercComment by peterc
    April 6, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Maybe Dear Leader could make amends by noting that “She’s really butt-ugly on the inside.”

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    • samsimoneauxComment by samsimoneaux
      April 6, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

      Yeah, man. You attack your president on every single issue, including women’s rights, but suddenly denounce him over this comment. You hypocrite

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    • rebartComment by rebart
      April 7, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

      samsimoneaux, this is a stupid comment. Of course we attack him on this, and rightly so. You contradict yourself, you say we attack your president on every single issue but denounce him over this comment. Of course we do: if we attack him on every single issue then we would attack him on this. Have you ever heard him say the same thing about the truly beautiful White females like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, or Florida AG Pam Bondi, and many other White women in politics. Yes, there are one or two good looking women in the Dumbocrat party, but not many. Your comment makes no sense.

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  2. arclightComment by arclight
    April 6, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    The rampant cretinism of the insane left advances further!

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  3. 7papa7Comment by 7papa7
    April 6, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Why are they worrying so much about so little. If someone thinks a woman is attractive and says so, what is the big deal. Most women would appreciate the compliment unless it is done in a harassing way. I don’t know of any woman who would object to it. Hey it is better than saying they look like the north end of a south bound mule.

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    • gopjoeComment by gopjoe
      April 6, 2013 @ 11:00 am

      Well, the thinking here being that the POTUS should be above making these sorts of remarks. If Bush made that statement, though, you could guarantee they’d be calling for his impeachment.

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    • petercComment by peterc
      April 6, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      7papa7, you have to understand that, in liberal pcspeak, to comment positively on a woman’s appearance is to “objectify” her, implying that her appearance is her only redeeming value. Yes, I know this is totally stupid, but liberals’ minds work differently than those of normal people.

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    • Scruffy-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
      April 6, 2013 @ 11:17 am

      The problem is that the deem-o-crat party has promoted and supported total and absolute equality. Without any consideration to talent, ability or ambition. Now some of these ugly or lazy perverted heshe’s or shehe’s get offended when someone compliments someone on being an improved version in any aspect to what they “THINK” they are or deserve. I remember when it was polite to open a door for a women. Now some of these creatures take offence to it.

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    • 7papa7Comment by 7papa7
      April 6, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

      I agree with ya’ll. It keeps slipping my mind that I am not dealing with people who have a positive IQ. I also remember when the appropriate thing to do was to open the door for women. I still do for my wife. We have indeed come a long way from being a nation of sanity and I sure miss it. The sad part these may very well be the good old days for our children and grandchildren and these are not good days for America. They might be good days compared to Iran or N. Korea but definitely NOT for America.

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  4. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    April 6, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    beauty and on the left is an oxymoron.

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  5. wumingrenComment by wumingren
    April 6, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    But what’s the problem? Didn’t he say it in a clean, bright, articulate manner devoid of any Negro dialect? [Courtesy Biden & Reid]

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  6. rebartComment by rebart
    April 6, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    He says she is beautiful because she is Black. He’d never say that about a White woman. Our racist-in-chief doesn’t hide his racism very well.

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  7. jimmyluComment by jimmylu
    April 6, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Most likely Let them eat cake, Michele Antoinette got mad at him fro noticing an attractive woman that did not resemble “CHEETAH”. Surprise fro a former member of Rev.Wrights Trinity Church “Down LOW” club.

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  8. lowlifeComment by lowlife
    April 6, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Obama’s taste in women isn’t any better than his choice of political philosophy, nasty on all counts.

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  9. Repossess AmericaComment by Repossess America
    April 6, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    We all know what Obama is after. You can bet moochelle had something to say to him behind closed doors when she found this out. He was sexually attracted to her and let her know.

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  10. memawComment by memaw
    April 6, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    There are so many more important things to criticize Obama for. This is just silly. Could it be another smoke screen?

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    • wumingrenComment by wumingren
      April 6, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

      This is interesting because of all those who say on the one hand that his policies are destroying America, but then they come around and say that he is a likeable fellow. it galls me to hear that, but it would be no different for those who disliked Mao’s policies but who were required for the sake of longevity to say that he was a likeable fellow. Can you imagine anyone (besides Dennis Rodman) of saying Kim Jong-Unhinged is a likeable fellow? I wonder who would be on the list of those saying Hitler was a likeable fellow.

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  11. petercComment by peterc
    April 6, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Sam, I’m a hypocrite? I think I made it quite clear, I consistently dislike the Current Occupant. I don’t like his politics, his attitude, his appointments or his decision-making “skills.”

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  12. makesenseComment by makesense
    April 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    With having to support appointments like Elena Kagan and Sotomayor, Obama was unable to say something on their looks so when Kamela Harris came along, he could not help himself. It was a rare but very honest non-partisan comment that some Liberals chose to find offensive..

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  13. jimpeelComment by jimpeel
    April 7, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Why did he apologize to her? He should have apologized to all of the other AGs he called uglier than her.

    In addition, he obviously has never seen Florida AG Pam Bondi. YOWSA!

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