Tonight, Piers, whom I adore for being a shy outspoken reserved iconoclastic darling curly haired boyish mensch… cozied up to the Ann Romney statement (via Ann’s son coming on his show to defend his mother), refuting Miss Hilary Rosen’s remark inferring that Mrs Romney’s no expert on the lives of women, not having to work a day in her life.
Just this Piers: Ann said over and over and over (in film clips today shown also on CNN) ‘Women CHOOSE”… “Some women CHOOSE to stay home” Other women “CHOOSE” to work.
Jay-zee on a crutch!!! What citadel do you AND Ann live on breathing rarified air?
Many many women HAVE TO work. Have you gone daft? HAVE TO. When we have children, for millions of us, there is NO CHOICE.
You and others want to make this about stay at home moms and how ‘holy’ they are.– have missed the point of what Ann said.
She said CHOOSE/ CHOICE/CHOICES.
She lives in fairyland if she thinks it’s a CHOICE for MILLIONS of WOMEN. And a journo should at the very least, make comment on that. MILLIONS OF WOMEN HAVE NO CHOICE.
I love you Piers, but tonight, it’s the doghouse.
And regarding Mrs Romney, I was willing to give benefit of doubt, until her later remarks about CHOICE… by my sights, this is proof positive that Ann Romney has no idea how other women, not of her own socioeconomic class live. None.
And further, making this about whether someone should have twittered about this or that about Ann Romney is trite, including Bay Buchanan carrying tonight re how “despicable” she thinks this all is, how ‘the liberals’ are all against the GOP, etc etc etc. It is all SO trivial, and EXACTLY the kind of dim talk that creates LACK of real dialogue in our nation.
It’s bizarre to see the Bays and Anns and others of the world come out so strong on such trivial issues, but not about issues that are life and death for OTHER people’s children, where the the powerful Anns and Bays and others of their class, could actual make a difference in loud and sustained and consistent protestations about the lacks and disadvantages for OTHER people’s children who are truly threatened in nutrition, safety, health care.
Not protecting the truly vulnerable amongst us, and yet stampeding out to ‘protect’ the ultra wealthy wife, Ann Romney, whose life is in no way threatened by someone saying she’s not much of an advisor on women to a POTUS contender, is just pathetic.
Worse, is that the coven cannot see the difference between rushing to ‘protect’ one who needs NO protection, and not protecting those who actually do. Elections are LOST for being out of touch with the reality of the masses. Ask GHWB.
If I chewed chad, I’d spit now.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Estes is a is a best selling author whose books have often dealt with women’s issues.