Hilary Rosen, a political consultant who advises the Democratic National Committee, questioned on CNN Wednesday night whether Ann Romney understands the economic issues facing women.
”His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said on Anderson Cooper’s “AC360” show.
Well, here's what she's been doing instead of 'working'.
Yes, count them. FIVE boys.
You know what? if you want to work a job and have a career as well as a family, good for you. I'm cheering for you. You have a hard road to walk, and I'm not gonna make it harder.
If you work out of financial necessity, I sympathise. It must be really hard to juggle a family and a job, when you just want to be at home.
Me, I'm in a fortunate position where I don't have to work a job, so I can stay at home all day and do nothing.
Happily for us, my housework does itself. I don't have to make beds, pick up toys, wash sheets or dishes or floors. The garden tidies itself and the dogs take themselves for a walk and put themselves away at night.
The dinners hop happily into the oven after assembling themselves, and I'm fortunate to have a self-cleaning kitchen.
The kids magically get themselves to school, do their homework instantly and never need help, and take themselves off to karate and swimming. They practise with no nagging, never fight, tidy their own rooms, and take a bath without prompting.
They never get sick, never throw up all through their bed, the lounge-room carpet, or the car. They've never needed visits to the doctor, or tablets given every 2 hours with food, for 72 hours straight.
They have impeccable manners, avoid bad words and know how to share, and have never once needed to be reminded not to poke a knife in the power point or run onto the road without looking.
Gosh, they're so quiet and well-behaved I barely know they're here.
I'm also blessed to have a husband who pretty much looks after himself. I never need to find his adjustable chromium hickelberry spanner, cut his hair, or ferry him around while his car is being fixed.
He knows how to use everything on his computer, massages his own aching feet, and can always find his car keys.
We have never had one bill that frightened us, never had to cut corners or go without to get the rent paid.
My shopping runs through the checkout with no sick little clutch in the guts hoping I have enough to pay for it, and I've never had to say 'no' to a school excursion or new calculator because I couldn't afford it. Luckily! because, you know, seeing as how I've never worked a day in my life, I wouldn't know anything about financial pressures or the economic pressures women are under.
Ann Romneys' son tweeted
“@AnnDRomney is one of the smartest, hardest working woman (sic) I know. Could have done anything with her life, chose to raise me.”
GOOD FOR YOU, JOSH!!! on behalf of all us mums who've 'never worked a day in their lives', THANKYOU. Your mum must be so goddamn proud of the job she's done.