Political Spat of the Day: Mitt Romney’s wife Ann joined Twitter this week to publicly refute DNC adviser Hilary Rosen’s assertion on CNN that, “Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”
“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys,” reads Romney’s first tweet, posted shortly after Rosen’s comments aired. “Believe me, it was hard work.”
The Obama campaign jumped to Romney’s defense.
“I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize,” tweeted Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.
Rosen responded via Twitter: “I’ve nothing against @AnnRomney. I just don’t want Mitt using her as an expert on women struggling $ to support their family. She isn’t.”
While no Betty White, Romney has 18,000 followers and counting.
There are a number of things wrong here:
1. Saying Mrs. Romney doesn’t work. Being a parent full-time is most certainly work.
2.Mitt Romney saying that his very privileged wife is a good bellwether of what women care about, is ludicrous.
3. Anybody engaging in prescriptivist bs needs to step off.