Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sensenbrenner’s “butt” joke insight into party’s civil bankruptcy

So Rep. James Sensenbrenner apologized to Michele Obama over his comments about her “big butt,” big deal!!

This says a whole lot about the GOP’s backroom blather and incivility. Hey, it just how they feel about anyone they disagree with. According to jsonline’s Dan Bice:
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has written a formal apology to first lady Michelle Obama for disparaging her appearance during a recent chat at a Hartford church. “I regret my inappropriate comment and I have sent a personal note to the First Lady apologizing." The veteran congressman made reference to Michelle Obama's "big butt" while talking to a group of church members at a Christmas bazaar at St. Aidan's Episcopalian Church in Hartford earlier this month. He was suggesting it was hypocritical for her to launch a national campaign to combat obesity. Perhaps Sensenbrenner - who was accompanied by an aide - assumed it was safe to make wisecracks about the first lady's posterior in such Republican territory.

Ann Marsh-Meigs, a church member who heard Sensenbrenner's remarks, said (the) remark stunned the five congregants, "I was sitting next to him, and I felt he should be called on it,'" (Said) the 72-year-old retiree, 'I just happen to think Michelle Obama is a beautiful and elegant lady, and I think she dresses beautifully.'  
 But it doesn’t stop there:
Shortly thereafter, (Sensenbrenner) was overheard on a cell phone at Reagan National Airport discussing (the) recent incident," according to Media Bistro. Its story said:
"Our source, a Democratic operative who heard the whole thing, said he was 'very loud.' Sensenbrenner was overheard saying that after buying all their 'crap' (his word) a woman approached him and praised first lady Michelle Obama. He told the woman that Michelle should practice what she preaches — 'she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.' "The operative said it sounded like he was on the phone with a staffer who was telling him that someone in the media would likely write about his comments (concerning something) to which he said it was heresy (sic) and just liberal media bias to print gossip. But 'he stands by his remarks.'
Micki Hoffmann, a 65-year-old retired teacher … said she is asking for an apology from Sensenbrenner to the members at St. Aidan's. But it appears she may be left waiting. 


  1. I'm glad Jim Sensenbrenner put forth an apology letter; at least he's responsible enough to apologize for what happened. I hope they settle their problems and set aside their grievances in time.

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