Lawmaker Says Michelle Obama Has a ‘Large Posterior’

by | December 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Politics

James Sensenbrenner doesn't appear to like Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative or her figure. (AP)

James Sensenbrenner, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, was on his phone at Reagan National Airport yesterday when a Democratic operative overheard him recounting a story from a church auction a few weeks ago.

According to Mediabistro’s Fishbowl DC blog, Sensenbrenner recounted the story of a woman coming up to him and praising First Lady Michelle Obama. Sensenbrenner disagreed, and replied that “she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”

Michelle Obama has headed up the Let’s Move! initiative, an attempt to fight rising levels of child obesity, throughout her husband’s term in office. Despite Sensenbrenner’s detraction, she has become quite the style icon during her time in office. And she’s in shape, too! There’s even a workout plan to get “Michelle Obama arms.”

In response to an inquiry from Mediabistro (that asked, “Does the Congressman realize[s] that he, also, has a large behind?”), Sensenbrenner’s office said “he plans to contact the First Lady’s office to apologize for his comments.”