In Lawrence, Kansas … House Speaker Mike O’Neal apologized Thursday for forwarding an email poking fun at first lady Michelle Obama and referring to her as “Mrs. YoMama.”
The Lawrence Journal-World reported Thursday that O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, sent the email from his personal account. The email also had a photo comparing Mrs. Obama to the Grinch and the subject line, “Twins separated at birth?”
The photo (see above) has been circulating on the Internet and shows Mrs. Obama’s hair being swept by the wind, recalling a drawing of the fictional Dr. Seuss character from the classic Christmas cartoon. In forwarding the email, O’Neal joked that he’d “had worse hair days.”
“Cartoons are intended to be humorous,” O’Neal said in a statement. “This one made me laugh — I’ve had bad hair days too. I forwarded it too quickly, missing the text included in the body of the email. To those I have offended, I am sorry. That was not at all my intent.”
It was the second email O’Neal sent from his personal account regarding President Barack Obama and his family. The Journal-World reports that O’Neal recently sent along an email to House Republicans referring to the president with a Bible verse that says, “Let his days be few and brief.
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