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UPDATE: DEC. 22, 2011 – Congressman apologizes for criticizing Michelle Obama’s ‘large posterior’ – A Republican congressman from Wisconsin has offered a personal apology to First Lady Michelle Obama after he was overheard at an airport lounge criticizing her “large posterior.” – – –


Watchwoman: Don’t blame me, I didn’t say it!  LOL!  Nevertheless, if I were MO, I’d be very careful about telling everyone what they should and shouldn’t eat if when I left the room people might have disparaging comments about my strategic withdrawal from their vantage point. ▬  Donna Calvin


Lawmaker Says Michelle Obama Has ‘Large Posterior’*

By Betsy Rothstein

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), known for his cantankerous ways and for not speaking to media unless it’s his idea, was overheard at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport today talking on his cellphone about an incident he said occurred three weeks ago while at an Episcopal church auction. Please note, a church auction.

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.”

Hold the phone! Did the congressman just say Michelle Obama has a FAT ASS?

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.”

At this juncture we’d like to point out that Sensenbrenner, who typically celebrates his birthdays by eating Cheetos and shrimp, has no business discussing fat asses while having quite the big butt himself.  And we realize that our picture is only head shot, but if this is what his noggin looks like, just imagine his backside. A note to the Congressman: “Let’s Move” could do you a WORLD of good. And lay off the Cheetos!

We reached out to Amanda Infield in Sensenbrenner’s Washington press office by both email and phone. When and if she responds, we’ll provide her quotes.

UPDATE: Sensenbrenner’s spokeswoman responds. Read here. (see below)

Read the email I sent to Amanda after the jump…


Hi. I write FishbowlDC. Your boss was overheard in Reagan National Airport today saying the following. He was saying he was attending a church auction some three weeks ago when a woman approached and praised Michelle Obama. This is when he said, “she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”

So basically your boss told a constituent that the first lady has a big butt. My questions: 1. Does the Congressman realize that he, also, has a large behind? 2. Does he always speak so loudly on the cell phone?

Thanks very much. If you have a comment, please let me know.



Amanda Infield, a spokesman for Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) graciously got back to us concerning her boss telling a female constituent that first lady Michelle Obama has a “large posterior.” The congressman was overheard talking on his cell phone earlier today in a lounge at Reagan National Airport.

Infield writes:

Hi Betsy, I am not going to comment on my boss’ “behind.”

Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady’s healthy food initiative.  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.




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