*Andrew Breitbart strikes again.
The conservative blogger, currently the focus of a lawsuit from Shirley Sherrod, has a cartoon on his Big Government website that depicts Michelle Obama as overweight and feasting on a plate of hamburgers.
The cartoon from Hudnall/Lash, posted on his site over the weekend, references the first lady’s campaign to encourage healthy eating and fight obesity. In it, she is drawn with a double chin and plump cheeks.
She is drawn saying, “I’ve stepped up my efforts to control America’s eating habits by telling restaurants to lower portion sizes and fat content.” While she says this, she is eating one of a plateful of hamburgers.
President Obama is shown next to her, with huge ears but no excess fat, eating one of a tiny number of vegetables.
“Michelle, I want to get re-elected,” he says. “What you’re doing is only going to annoy a lot of people.”
“Shut up and pass the bacon!” she replies.
As previously reported, Sherrod, a former employee of the U.S. Agriculture Department, is suing Breitbart for posting a video online that she says damaged her reputation and forced her out of her job.
She was pressured to resign last July after Breitbart posted video she argues was edited to make her appear racist.
According to the New York Times, he was served with the lawsuit on Saturday, while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).