Twitter to Obama: Commenting on Kamala Harris' appearance was stupid, sexist

President Obama called Kamala Harris "by far, the best looking attorney general." It was, by far, the dumbest idea

Published April 4, 2013 9:41PM (EDT)

          (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP/Carolyn Kaster)

In remarks on Thursday, President Obama described California Attorney General Kamala Harris "as by far, the best looking attorney general." If you're not sure why this was sexist (and stupid), please refer to Jamelle Bouie of the American Prospect for clarification:

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By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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