Posted by | April 13, 2012 10:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

Maeve Reston in the LA Times puts it in perspective. Let’s start with that fact that Hilary Rosen was discussing whether someone who hasn’t worked in business is a good choice to advise on economic issues. She shouldn’t have used Ann Romney as an example to make that point, but that was the point.

  • Hilary Rosen has no role in the Obama campaign and doesn’t speak for the president.
  • Many of the economic policies that the former Massachusetts governor has embraced during the contentious Republican primary could make it much harder for him to appeal to the moderate and independent women who are key to his quest for the White House…
  • He has pounded Obama for job losses among women during his tenure, yet rarely acknowledged that many of those cuts were in government jobs that would be sliced further under his proposals, which would shrink government employment by 10%…
  • …the Republican budget, which Romney has endorsed, would cut funding for programs that support low-income women and children, including Head Start, the Women, Infants and Children program, and supplemental nutritional aid for pregnant mothers…
  • Romney’s advisors also faced an embarrassing moment when they could not immediately explain the candidate’s position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to sue over pay discrimination.
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