I don't agree.
If Mitt Romney is going to name Ann as his advisor on women's issues then she's no longer merely just his wife.
If she's going to be part of a package deal like the Bill and Hillary package deal - then Ann is no longer just a private citizen - she's a political figure and is subject to public scrutiny.
I certainly think respect should be paid to women who choose to be wives and mothers - but the idea that Ann shouldn't be discussed or critiqued when she has inserted herself into her husband's political campaign - is just wrong.
She can't have it both ways.
She's not just a wife and mother living a private life.
She's taking an active out-front role in her husband's campaign and is a political figure now.
This is total partisan spin and bullshit, and thankfully recognized as much by most of the Democratic party.
All candidate's wives take a role in their husband's campaigns. That should not make them targets of classless lies that the one Hilary Rosen told that Ann Romney "has never worked a day in her life."
Let it be said that this is obviously not true, to anyone who has ever actually taken care of a child for any length of time. (I have, as have the President and his wife, which is why they too have called out Rosen for her nasty lie about Mitt Romney's wife.)
Mitt has never sold Ann, neither has Ann sold herself, as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, who was not a housewife but had a political career in Washington before she even met Bill. To suggest that Ann Romney has ever played within Mitt Romney's campaign the kind of unique, unprecedented, and unrepeated and unrepeatable is not only complete hogwash but an insult to Hillary Clinton and all of us who know and respect her biography and long career in politics.
Just as Republicans love to twist themselves into knots to justify the unjustifiable (the gross and racist spectacle of their Zimmerman apologetics comes to the mind), fringe left-wingers are now trying to spin Hilary Rosen into a martyr for her ill-advised, stupid, and false comments about Ann Romney.
I will not be joining them. A spade is a spade: Hilary Rosen was dead wrong. She knows it, and everybody knows it.
That's your opinion - and everyone doesn't agree.
You've totally misrepresented what Ms. Rosen meant to say - and it's unfair for you to ascribe a nasty intent to Hilary Rosen's words when THERE WAS NO NASTY INTENT.
She meant to make the point that Ann Romney is not someone Mitt Romney should be consulting about women's economic issues when Ann Romney HAS NEVER HELD A JOB OR BEEN PART OF THE U.S. WORK FORCE.
That's a totally fair point to make and there was NOTHING nasty about making that point.
It's a simple FACT.
Unfortunately Ms. Rosen chose the wrong words to express her intended point.
For which she's apologized.
To attack Ms. Rosen as viciously as you have is unfair and undeserved.
What Hilary Rosen said was not a "classless lie".
She merely chose the wrong words.
As a wife and mother Ms. Rosen knows full well that being a wife and mother is work - and valuable work.
She knows that FROM HER OWN EXPERIENCE and she's stated that she believes that very clearly.
Your attacks on Hilary Rosen are unfair.
Accusing someone of launching a "disgusting attack" and saying "nasty lies" as you have - when they've merely chosen the wrong words (for which they've apologized) - is a pretty classless thing to do.