Source: Houston Chronicle
Instead of leaving the Bay Area Thursday after what would have normally been a quiet two-day fundraising trip, President Obama faced some criticism for calling California’s Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country.”
Obama’s comments came at the second of two fundraisers in Atherton Thursday and began with praise for Harris’s performance as attorney general.
“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake,” Obama said at the home of John Goldman, an heir to the Levi-Strauss fortune.. “She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country.”
Reacting to news reports of the event, some critics labeled the remarks insulting. “Obama in need of gender-sensitivity training,” read one blog from New York magazine.
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