Thick as __________________

thieves; a brick; ____________

According to a Wall Street Journal report in February, Obama advisers told Wasserman Schultz to “tone it down,” suggesting that she hire “two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen,” for media training, in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Wasserman Schultz willingly accepted.

…“Hillary Rosen is absolutely not a paid adviser to the DNC or to the Obama campaign, absolutely not,” [Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee] said.

…“DNC has paid $120,000 to Rosen’s firm since 2011 for both a “communications consultant” and “media consultant,”

“We are proud to provide pro-bono support to Sandra Fluke, an incredibly courageous young woman who is standing up for the rights of women everywhere in the face of sustained, personal attacks. This week, we began helping Sandra, a full-time law student, manage the enormous volume of incoming media requests that came to a head when she was publicly disparaged for advocating for contraception coverage. We were first connected to Sandra through one of her personal friends who came to us seeking our assistance. I am proud of our staff for donating their time and energy to work with Sandra during this important and difficult time.” – Hilary Rosen, Managing Partner, SKDKnickerbocker

[Anita "two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa" Dunn] a former Obama communications director, is quoted as saying that “looking back, this place [The White House under Obama] would be in court for a hostile workplace … Because it actually fits all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace for women.”

About SKDKnickerbocker – [DC Office, among 11 Managing Directors: Anita Dunn ... Hilary Rosen]
Led by a team of managing directors with experience at the highest levels of corporations, government, and campaigns, SKDKnickerbocker provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations, and elected officials and candidates from the White House to State Houses across the country.

[Hilary "one 'L' " Rosen]
“As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me,” Hilary Rosen, a CNN contributor, said in a statement. “It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.”

“Let’s put the faux ‘war against stay at home moms’ to rest once and for all,” she said. “As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen.”

“In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his lack of a record on the plight of women’s financial struggles. Here is my more fulsome view of the issues,” [link to column quoted below]

[Rosen column ref. above]

Now let’s be clear on one thing. I have no judgments about women who work outside the home versus women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let’s stipulate that it is not a choice that most women have in America today.

ooooo — That, there is what’s known as “a judgement”, Honey. Because it is a choice most women have in America today. Unfortunately it comes down to a choice about preferred income bracket, bigger or smaller homes, cars, TVs, blenders, cuisine-arts, iPhones and whether or not the kids go to day care.

12 Comments!

  1. geezerette
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 7:59 am |

    It’s a wonderful LUXURY to have a choice—-that says it all—LUXURY— if you don’t have the LUXURY the government will take care of you and your children and the rich who have the LUXURY will pay for it. Instead of vacationing at an upscale resort and building multi million dollar homes and driving two Caddies— on and on — when they have those LUXURYs they should share their wealth with the poor. It’s the FAIR thing to do. Sig um girls and we’ll pretend we don’t agree with you being the bad cop we’ll be the good cops—

  2. SteveHGraham
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:08 am |

    What IS a knickerbocker? Isn’t it a pair of funny pants?

  3. geezerette
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:10 am |

    They’re all tied together –the top ends of the rope aren’t the picture– or do they form the noose?

  4. Freddie Sykes
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:38 am |

    Baghdad Jay knows 3 Hilary Rosens. Turns out she has multiple personalities and only some of them work for the DNC. I would hate to meet the Hilary that has taught Wasserman Schultz how to be mellow.

  5. ZZMike
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:39 am |

    About all those “stay-at-home moms” they’re so upset about…

    How about welfare moms? (A class the current administration has cheerfully enlarged.)

  6. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:52 am |

    ALL women have a CHOICE whether to have a child with a loser OR a proper father for the most serious endeavor of their life.

  7. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 11:30 am |

    This is the type of tripe that pundits say when they think that the crap they say is true because they say it.

    What’s insulting is that the administration and their minions continually trot out these dweebs with the expectation that we’ll swallow it.

    Haven’t used one’a these in a while, so…

  8. geezerette
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

    ^^^Doug^^^ yeah yeah applause applause—

  9. MCPO
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm |

    My Mom stayed home until I was in my 1st year of high school (I was the youngest). She stated, later in life, that nothing was more important to her than raising her children. Both my parents gave up a lot to ensure we were educated (parochial schools) and given the attention children require.

    I may not have had a lot of “things”, but I certainly learned a lot of things!

  10. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm |

    Claire,
    Thick as …
    flies on a pile’a hoss manure in a North Carolina Summer.

  11. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm |

    Thick as a condom!

  12. mech
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm |

    a slice of prune walnut log.