Thursday, December 22, 2011
Take that...right in the posterior!
Did you hear the one about the overweight congressman who ridiculed the First Lady for having a fat ass and forgot that people would hear him and rush to share this news tidbit with the press?
Meet Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner from the great state of Wisconsin.
While on the telephone at DC's Reagan National Airport (still hate writing that full name out), Sensenbrenner said he told a woman who was praising Mrs. Obamawho has pushed her "Let's Move!" campaign and others to improve childhood eating habitsthat she should follow her own advice.
"She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself," he allegedly was overheard saying.
Sensenbrenner does not deny insulting the First Lady, and says he plans to call Mrs. Obama to apologize. His spokeswoman said, "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."
While it's nice to see someone get hoisted on their own petard, I must admit I don't understand why some Republicans are so outraged by Mrs. Obama's healthy eating campaign. She's not forcing anyone to eat anything they don't want to, or forbidding them to eat fattening foods. She's trying to educate people about the need to watch what they eat and exercise, much in the same way Nancy Reagan tried to keep kids away from drugs, and Laura Bush pushed the need for literacy.
Oh, wait. It's because when you're in the other party, you object to everything, no matter how random.
But sometimes it bites you in the, well, posterior.