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:
But Obama adviser David Axelrod, who has already called on Rosen to apologize, pushed back against Fehrnstrom:
McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.
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