During the Creston Classic Rodeo in Creston, California, an announcer reportedly joked over the P.A. system that “Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine, and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.”
Spectator Dona Wilson told the San Luis Obispo Tribune: “I was really appalled and the people around me were really appalled. He was acting like we were buying into his bigotry and we weren’t.”
Creston Classic Rodeo board member Mike Barrett said: “I can’t speak for the board, but I myself think that this is unacceptable behavior or conduct by the announcer. I find it offensive, and I think that it’s conduct unbecoming the rodeo announcer.”
Three board members told San Luis Obispo Tribune that the announcer was Ed Kutz, but that has yet to be confirmed.