The debate over first lady Michelle Obama’s war on fat and campaign for healthy kiddy diets has reached, well, a new low.
“How well can she be eating? She needs to drop a few,” said Fox News contributor and psychiatrist Keith Ablow.
As some members on the cable network’s show “Outnumbered” Tuesday gasped and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery offered, “I like her booty,” he suggested that the first lady is too fat to preach diet and that she’s not eating what children in schools are being offered under the first lady’s guidelines.
Instead, Ablow suggested that the lean president should be the one talking diet and nutrition.
“Who am I taking nutrition advice from? I want nutrition advice from — well, no, let's be honest, like I mean there's no french fries [there]? That's all kale and carrots? I don't buy it. Well, I'm just saying. Her husband, I want some nutrition advice from Barack,” he said.
The liberal media watchdog Media Matters slammed the conversation. In a blog post, they said, “The first lady has long been the target of offensive personal attacks from the right, and Ablow is no stranger to sexist rhetoric himself.”Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.