Is it OK for a President to Compliment a Fellow Politician on Her Appearance?

4 Apr

U.S. President Obama Likes the Look of California’s Attorney General

President Barack Obama recently caused a stir by praising fellow politician Kamala Harris as America’s “best-looking” attorney general.

The president did add that Attorney General Harris is also “brilliant, dedicated, and tough”, but some think that the damage may already be done.

Given the fact that women have worked so hard to overcome being judged solely on their appearance, the comment made at a fund-raiser was blasted by some on Twister as “awkward” and “sexist.”

Others believe that a light-hearted compliment from one professional to another is acceptable.

What do you think? Is it OK to compliment a professional woman on her appearance?

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