Courtesy of EURweb
A high school coach in Alabama who was caught on tape ranting against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches – claiming that the size of her posterior gives her no right to do so – has been suspended without pay for 10 days for his comments.
“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, the head football coach of Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville, in remarks that were secretly recorded by one of his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”
Grisham, who was suspended Monday and ordered to take sensitivity training, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved to comment on the first lady’s physique. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly called her Michelle “My Butt” Obama. And Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the Wisconsin Republican, issued an apology after he was caught commenting on her “large posterior.” (Grisham has also said he misspoke.)