On Wednesday in Denver, the president made several misleading comments about gun policies. The mainstream media is increasingly picking up on the fact that sequestration isn't the calamity his administration promised. Both Republicans and Democrats are upset by the president's budget proposal, which also came two months late. So what did the president apologize for today? Calling California's Kamala Harris, "by far the best looking attorney general in the country." Was Jack Conway upset?
In fact, Jay Carney said the president called her to apologize for the distraction the comments caused. Obama's not a stranger to the wheel of outrage, having apologized in 2008 for calling a Michigan television reporter "sweetie." At the LA Times, Robin Abcarian offered that the president's remarks were more "wolfish" than "sexist" but then pointed out the obvious, that looks matter. She concluded by repeating that no one would've cared what the "gorgeous" Sarah Palin had to say if she didn't have good looks, a familiar trope used to diminish Palin's political positions. Obama, of course, didn't do that this time. He even prefaced his comments on Harris by calling her "brilliant" and "dedicated." But he apologized anyway.
And you can say you were there, when the president apologized for innocent drone deaths his foreign policy his economic policies getting some things wrong drawing attention to his opinion on a politician's good looks.