Skip to comments.Witness: Jim Sensenbrenner said first lady has a "big butt"
Posted on 12/22/2011 7:27:32 AM PST by Joy in the Journey
Ann Marsh-Meigs has never been a big fan of U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.).
But even Marsh-Meigs, a 72-year-old retiree, was shocked to hear the jowly congressman make a snarky remark about first lady Michelle Obama's "big butt" to a group of church members during a recent Christmas bazaar at St. Aidan's Episcopalian Church in Hartford.
While chatting with five St. Aidan's parishioners on Dec. 10, Sensenbrenner took several swipes at the first lady, Marsh-Meigs said. In one, she said, the congressman claimed Michelle Obama left a recent charitable event when the media did, though Sensenbrenner's handicapped wife continued to work it.
"He then talked about how different first ladies have had different projects - Laura Bush and literacy - and he named two or three others," Marsh-Meigs said in an interview last week. "And then he said, 'And Michelle Obama, her project is obesity. And look at her big butt.'
"That's basically what he said," she continued. "It was a combination of her work on obesity and her shape."
The remark stunned the group, according to Marsh-Meigs, who was the only woman at the table where the conversation occurred.
"I was sitting next to him, and I felt he should be called on it,'" she continued. "I just said, 'I just happen to think Michelle Obama is a beautiful and elegant lady, and I think she dresses beautifully.' And then he said, 'Oh, well, I think she's elegant, too.' He just started back-pedaling.'
And he is now back-pedaling even more.
On Wednesday, No Quarter contacted Sensenbrener's office to get his version of what was said at the church function.
Shortly thereafter, the longtime Menomonee Falls representative was overheard on a cell phone discussing a recent indicent at an Episcopalian "church auction," according to Media Bistro. Its story said:
"Our source, a Democratic operative who heard the whole thing, said he was 'very loud.' Sensenbrenner was overheard saying that after buying all their 'crap' (his word) a woman approached him and praised first lady Michelle Obama. He told the woman that Michelle should practice what she preaches 'she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.'
"The operative said it sounded like he was on the phone with a staffer who was telling him that someone in the media would likely write about his comments (concerning something) to which he said it was heresy and just liberal media bias to print gossip. But 'he stands by his remarks.'
That's a little different from the account given by Marsh-Meigs, but clearly, Sensenbrenner was discussing the same event. That version is now circulating in media circles and lefty blogs.
Amanda Infield, spokeswoman for Sensenbrenner, said today that she didn't know who her boss was talking to or the nature of the conversation. But she did say Sensenbrenner will be offering an apology to Michelle Obama.
"Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the first lady's healthy food initiative," Inflied said in a statement. "He doesn't think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the first lady's office to apologize for his comments."
He spoke the truth but it’s still thoughtcrime.
Big butt is big.
Two, maybe three ax handles. It is what it is...
The “witness” is probably just remembering a scene from “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”
Basically? That's "BASICALLY" what he said? Thus, this isn't a quote, it's her words and spin on what he said. Another lying lib. Yawn........
Hopefully she has a thick skin on top of that fat A$$.
It could be a brain tumor.
Why is this a story? Who cares? Anyone with two eyes can see she has a broad beam. So what?
Friend of mine has a black Dodge 3500 pickup with duals on the rear. He calls it “Michelle”.
Truth is the ultimate defense. He should just ask people to look at her butt. very poorly concealed in ill-advised fashion, and make up their own minds.
Uh, uh, I’m so sorry I told the truth.
Speak truth to power. That’s all those years feeding at the public trough.
Just be thankful you’re not the Wookie’s proctologist.
I don’t mind a big butt on a woman, but I don’t like being forced to eat tofu or squash.
Soylent Green is packed with nutrients, you know.
C’mon now, a lot of toil and materials, not to mention labor, went into constructing the stern of the SS Wookie!
The rear views of international women... from left to right: Princess Letizia of Spain, France's First Lady Carla Bruni, and finally, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, who has put herself in charge of mandating what America's children (and eventually, American adults) can eat!
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