When is an insult not an insult? When it’s a “gift.” That’s what Mitt Romney called Hilary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney had never actually worked a day in her life. Mitt said this at a $50,000 a person Palm Beach fundraiser at a private estate. NBC reporter Garrett Haake heard Mitt because he was sitting on the sidewalk outside the event, which was held outdoors in a tent.
Ann Romney didn’t seem offended either. She called it “my early birthday present” and said, “I loved it.”
So I think the Romney campaign needs to shut down the faux outrage machine. Among their own (other very rich people), both Romneys felt comfortable saying how they really felt and high-fiving the crowd over their lucky break.
You think the Romneys would have learned from President Obama’s “clinging to their guns and religion” comment at a California fundraiser in 2008, that there is no such thing as a true private event any more.
If the Romneys revealed how cynical they are, the White House/Obama campaign revealed how craven they are when they fell all over themselves condemning Hilary Rosen. Pretty pathetic all around.
Let’s get back to forced vaginal probes, people.