House Speaker Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, apologized for forwarding an e-mail that made fun of first lady Michelle Obama's wind-blown hair and mockingly called her "Mrs. YoMama." O'Neal said he didn't realize what the e-mail said. Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post offered some advice to O'Neal and "any other officeholders confused about how to avoid the unwelcome impression that your party includes an unwieldy number of people with unfortunate views on race and gender. . . . Comments disparaging a woman's physical appearance rarely strike 51 percent of the population as hilarious." Henneberger also suggested that O'Neal "might want to more closely scrutinize the materials he's forwarding from his personal e-mail account so as to avoid the misimpression that he is not paying attention, has too much time on his hands, and was endowed by his creator with a sense of humor rather less sophisticated than his fellow Kansans might hope."