Fresh from our "Not such a great catch" file, Ian Khama, the aging president of Botswana, has unloaded on heavyset women, saying that they are not suitable prospects for marrriage. His status as a single man is a matter of national concern in his country, where Khama, as the chief of the country's largest ethnic group, is required to be married as part of tribal tradition. Last month at a political meeting for his ruling party, Khama remarked that only a tall, slim and beautiful woman would be suitable for marriage. After that statement, he then pointed to Assistant Minister of Local Government Botlhogile Tshreletso and said, "I don't want one like this one. She may fail to pass through the door, breaking furniture with her heavy weight and even break the vehicle's shock absorbers." That's very presidential. BVX raised the question,"What do his requirements say about an African leader whose countrywomen tend not to match his own ideal of beauty (women from the region tend to be shorter in stature and steatopygic)?"
We'll raise this question: Why would anyone want to marry a man who clearly doesn't like women? He certainly doesn't know how to talk to or about them, so why is he a catch, again? At 57 years old, he should know better and, guess what, do better. Memo to Khama: Being a jerk doesn't help you score points with the ladies — at least not in your age group. We'll send up prayers for the "fortunate" woman who ends up with this dude.
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