It’s in the context of so-called old white guys questioning the hypocrisy of micromanaging what people eat while gorging yourself of cheeseburgers and fries every chance she gets. Naturally they quote Rush Limbaugh incorrectly.
They’re at it again.
The latest public rant against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady’s posterior.
“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, a high school football coach who was surreptitiously 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, 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.)
Anyone who’s spent two minutes listening to Limbaugh discussing her knows he calls her either “Moochelle” or “Michelle My Belle” Obama. Never have we heard him call her Michelle “My Butt” Obama. It makes no sense. But hey, why would we expect the Washington Post, with their layers upon layers of editors and fact-checkers, to actually get something right? Then again, they’re probably being fed this nonsense by Media Matters.