Woman Regrets Flirting With Obama

'I was just trying to be funny'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 12:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Luann Haley didn't mean any harm when she paraphrased Toby Keith and told President Obama he's “a hottie with a smoking little body.” But for some reason the remark, blurted out during Obama's stop at a Buffalo wing joint yesterday, has become a news story, reported in the major New York papers, joked about by Jay Leno, and yes, summarized on Newser. Suddenly, everyone has an opinion about Haley, reports MSNBC.

“The Internet has a lot of nasty things on it about me,” says Jaley, a Republican. “I was just trying to be funny, and I almost regret that now. People tell me I should think before I open my mouth.” Worse than all the internet hatred was the scorn of her teenage daughter. “She yelled at me. She said I embarrassed her.”

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