Ann Romney and Working Moms

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Ann Romney and Working Moms
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 11:26am

Hilary Rosen has started a Twitter firestorm by stating that Ann Romney isn't capable of giving advice on women and the economy since she's never worked a day in her life:

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:04pm

Can she, as a SAHM, represent me, as a WOHM?

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:00pm
Why does this remind of the criticism Hillary Clinton got for her remark about SAHMs and not being one of those mothers slaving away at cookies in the kitchen? Lol.. I don't know a lot about Ann Romney but I thought she was a law graduate like her husband, And didn't she practice that for a while? She doesn't come across as someone who would make a stand about what women should or should not do, Had Santorum and his wife gotten this far maybe...

 

 

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:08pm

I was watching AC360 last night when Hilary Rosen made those comments.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:18pm

First of all, I think it's really insulting and reductionist to say that Ann Romney or any other woman is an expert on "women's issue" by virtue of that person being born with female plumbing.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:18pm

It was easy enough to google her and find that no she has not worked a paying job anywhere.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:25pm

I do not get the shock to HIlary's statement that AR never worked.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:34pm

Here is Ann Romney's response:

Mrs. Romney, whose resume may not boast the corporate positions that pepper her husband’s work history, countered Rosen’s charge with a simple statement, “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,” she tweeted, leaving more drawn out rebuttals to other Twitter users who were happy to come to her defense. Despite being the wife of an oft-criticized millionaire presidential candidate who can’t seem to refrain from mentioning how many friends he has in high places, Ann Romney has enjoyed a mostly positive reception from the American public thus far.

Aside from being a homemaker and mother of five, Ann is a multiple sclerosis sufferer and former first lady of Massachusetts who has worked extensively, both as a liaison for the governor’s office while her husband was in office and with several children’s charities. While those positions were unpaid, she’s certainly “worked a day in her life.” As America watches yet another budget fiasco unfold in Washington however, I have to wonder if the prospective first lady’s economic wherewithal will really matter.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:34pm
I wasn't shocked by the statement itself, it was the snarky way it came out on camera. She did follow it up with an explanation, but by that time I'm sure the Twitter firestorm had already started.
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:56pm

 

 

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 3:10pm

When you say how it came out on camera--was this something she said in an interview?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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