Obama Calls Kamala Harris “Best-Looking” Attorney General

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President Obama had lots of kind words for California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday — including some remarks that raised eyebrows in the political world.

Speaking at a Bay Area fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, the president said Harris is “brilliant,” “dedicated” and “tough.” Then he added, “She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general.”

According to reports from the fundraiser, the crowd laughed and Obama said, “It’s true! C’mon.”

Some cringed at the remarks, given the historic hurdles women have faced to be recognized for their accomplishments rather than their looks.

Jonathan Chait, a writer for New York magazine, called Obama’s comments “disgraceful.”

“Women have a hard time being judged purely on their merits,” he wrote. “Discussing their appearance in the context of evaluating their job performance makes it worse.”

To read more, included what one writer said in the president’s defense, click here.

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  • booplover

    Have you ever noticed how Obama decision-making involves taking something from the American Worker? I knew the Black thing would be a problem when he was elected. He can't separate himself from the Welfare Mentality-Being supported by the Non-Blacks (people who work for a living). The culture he is used to is all about handouts, and this clouds his decision-making ability. It's part of the reason why he's struggling as a president.

    The truth about this article is how typical Obama is…Even as President, he fits the Black Man stereotype. Even though married, he cannot keep his pants on when he sees a pretty woman.