My Bad

04.05.13

Obama Apologizes for ‘Compliment’

Said she was ‘best-looking attorney general.’

As most women know, sometimes a compliment isn’t really all that complimentary. Turns out that’s true even when it comes from someone as charming as President Obama. The president has now apologized for calling California Attorney General Kamala Harris “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country” at a fundraiser Thursday. ”He did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general’s professional accomplishments and her capabilities,” Press Secretary Jay Carney clarified, adding the president “fully recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance.” Still confused why the compliment might be offensive? Just check Twitter.