Is this politics as usual, or just the misguided pot trying to call the kettle black? A zaftig member of Congress has taken a lot of heat today after it came to light that he said First Lady Michelle Obama has a big butt.
FishBowl DC reports that Jim Sensenbrenner, Republican representative of Wisconsin’s fifth district, was overheard in an airport lounge saying quite loudly that Mrs. O has a big back end. A tipster told the blog he heard Sensenbrenner take the first lady to task for her Let’s Move program, saying, “she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”
Granted the first lady isn’t a sample size, but she does have a pretty well documented workout routine, so if she does have a “large posterior” it’s probably not because she does nothing but sit on it all day. In fact, that’s what her childhood obesity initiative was created to prevent. Sensenbrenner, meanwhile … well, look at him. (That’s him on the left.)
A spokeswoman for the corpulent congressman said Sensenbrenner would be apologizing to the first lady with a personal note. But we think if he wanted to make a real apology, he could maybe do a few jumping jacks between strategy sessions.