Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take Two, Ms. Romney

Ann Romney got a lot of mileage out of the Hilary Rosen “she never worked a day in her life” flap. But maybe now she should just quit while she’s at least even.

The issue was largely dismissed after a few days as a ginned-up “silly season” controversy, but Ann Romney’s comments last night at the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner could potentially reignite the issue. After discussing how she understands the challenges mothers face, Romney said, according to BuzzFeed:

Romney alluded to the fact that not all women can stay at home saying, “I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”

I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt; I don’t really think that she meant to say she liked seeing women in such tight financial shape that they have to juggle child rearing and going to work. After all, she doesn’t want to come off as the clueless wife of a plutocrat whose toughest choice of the day is which Cadillac to drive. Sometimes life isn’t easy, right?