Sen. Vitter Apologizes to Maddow Over Radio Insult

Looked like a woman a 'long time ago'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2010 12:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – David Vitter has apologized to Rachel Maddow for a joke that fell closer to the plane of high school sophomore than US senator. During an appearance on a conservative radio show, the hosts mentioned Maddow's high school yearbook photo (see it here on BuzzFeed), in which she has long blond hair. When one said she was "looking like a woman," Vitter said, "Must have been a long time ago," notes Greg Sargent in his Washington Post blog. Hilarity ensued. (Listen to the audio in the gallery, from Mediaite.)

Afterward, Vitter issued this statement to Maddow: "Regarding my remark during a radio conversation today, I apologize. The hosts made their comment and I obviously chimed in. While we do not usually agree on the issues, I do not think you deserved that comment."

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