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President Obama: California attorney general is 'best-looking'

  • FILE -- in this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo President Barack Obama walks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris, center, and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, after arriving at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Obama praised California's attorney general for more than her smarts and toughness at a Democratic Party event Thursday, April 4, 2013. The president also commended Harris for being "the best-looking attorney general" during a Democratic fundraising lunch in the Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SACRAMENTO — President Barack Obama praised California's attorney general for more than her smarts and toughness at a Democratic Party event.

The president also commended Kamala Harris on Thursday for being "the best-looking attorney general" during a Democratic fundraising lunch in the Silicon Valley.

"She's brilliant and she's dedicated, she's tough. ... She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general," Obama said during the Democratic National Committee luncheon in Atherton.

"It's true! C'mon," he continued as the crowd laughed, according to a pool report by Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News.

Eight other states also have female attorneys general, according to the National Association of Attorneys General website.


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