(WASHINGTON POST) — The speaker of the Kansas House has apologized after forwarding an e-mail that made fun of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance and referred to her as “Mrs. YoMama.”

In Republican Mike O’Neal’s apology, first reported in the Lawrence Journal-World, he said he forwarded the e-mail without even reading it, and had no idea it referred to Mrs. Obama with a blatant racist slur.

The part that cracked him up, and that he fully intended to forward, he said, was the cartoon of Mrs. Obama getting her hair blown by the wind next to a drawing of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch who stole Christmas. The caption asked, “Twins separated at birth?”

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