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When I started reading stories like this one this morning, Hilary Rosen's name seemed vaguely familiar to me, but I don't know why.

Apparently she is an occasional contributor on CNN, which I watch about once a month, so those occasions must have overlapped once or twice.


Apparently she said this about Ann Romney

"Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life,"
in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

I still don't understand what Twitter is and why it's a big deal, but there was a lot of twittering after this comment.

One of the tweets was

"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,"
The name Ann Romney was somehow attached to this tweet.  I don't know if you can really tell who tweeted a tweet, but this is what happened next.
The Romney campaign confirmed to ABC News that the account belongs to Ann Romney.
The counter-tweets, they say, came fast and furious.  David Axelrod (or someone using his name) said this:
Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive
It is hard to imagine somebody being this politically tone-deaf.  Attacking a woman for being a full-time home-maker seems to be to be about the worst strategy anyone could come up with.

I think we have established that the Romney family is privileged and out-of-touch with the concerns and struggles of most Americans, including working parents, but demonizing people who make this choice just because not everybody is fortunate enough to have that choice available to them is beyond stupid.

If a strategist wanted to tee one up just perfectly for Ann Romney's entry into the general election campaign, she could not have done a better job.  Perhaps Hilary Rosen, who is supposedly some kind of PR person, has a new client.

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