On Friday night, HBO’s liberal flamethrower Bill Maher weighed in on Hilary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney had “never actually worked a day in her life.”
“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. No one is denying that being a mother is a tough job, I remember that I was a handful. Okay, but there is a big difference in being a mother, and that tough job, and getting your ass out of the door at 7am when it’s cold, having to deal with the boss, being in a workplace, and even if you’re unhappy you can’t show it for 8 hours, that is a different kind of tough thing.”
The Romney campaign’s Eric Fehrnstrom seized on the comment in an attempt to extend a controversy that has mostly favored his candidate:
Bill Maher’s degrading comments on Ann Romney not easily dismissed - he’s a $1m donor to Priorities USA @billburton716â€” Eric Fehrnstrom (@EricFehrn) April 14, 2012
But Obama adviser David Axelrod, who has already called on Rosen to apologize, pushed back against Fehrnstrom:
@EricFehrn Rush rips Sandra Fluke in the coarsest, most vile way.All Mittcould manage was a weak ” not the language I would have used.”â€” David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 14, 2012
@EricFehrn Foster Friess, who gave Santo Super $1.7M, hearts Romney, saying he hopes POTUS’s “teleprompters are bulletproof.” Mitt? Silent.â€” David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 14, 2012
@EricFehrn So until you have the guts to stand up to one of your own, you can take your studied outrage and stick it in…your Swiss bank!â€” David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 14, 2012
@EricFehrn Texas billionaire Harold Simmons pledges $36m to GOP, and calls Obama “the most dangerous American alive.” Silence from Mitt.â€” David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 14, 2012
- UK voters sent a massive shock through the world, overturning 40 years of British EU membership.
- Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign by October.
- British banks got hit hard, and their European peers were hit even harder.
- Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum for Scotland is "highly likely."