April 5th, 2013
12:32 PM ET

Obama's "best looking attorney general" comments inappropriate?

President Obama is getting some heat for his comments about California attorney general Kamala Harris. In a fundraiser last night, the President said:

"She's brilliant and she's dedicated, she's tough. ... She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general."

Obama likes the look of California's attorney general

The President went on to say "It's true! C'mon." Some called the comments inappropriate. Others said they were sexist.
So less than 12 hours later, White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney responded to the backlash.

"He called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comments. You know, they are old friends and good friends and he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capabilities," Carney said.

Outfront Tonight: Maria Cardona - Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor Ana Navarro – CNN Contributor & Republican Strategist and political comedian Dean Obeidallah.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    The fact that a joke between longtime friends is filling up the news cycle is probably a good sign that the economy is on the come-back. I don't know about the jobs # today, but for graduating seniors at the business school, it's been like Christmas. We all get to talk to each other about the different job assignment we're taking, and it's such a diaspora! Amazon, GM, Liberty Mutual. In the words of Nice Guy Eddie from Reservoir Dogs, "We got places all over the place."

    The only hard part is turning down the competing job offers after you've signed w. somebody. In the words of LeBron, "I've decided, this fall... Man, this is really hard..."

    April 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply

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