The following is an excerpt from MARK HEMINGWAY | April 8, 2012 | weeklystandard.com |
Maureen Dowd weighs in today to decry the “Phony Mommy Wars” over Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen’s attack on Ann Romney. I know what you’re thinking: If anyone is qualified to call a cancer-survivor “phony” for her decision to stay at home and raise five boys—it’s the author of Are Men Necessary? Aside from being nearly a week late weighing in on this controversy, the column seems to miss the mark about as badly as you might imagine:
But at a fund-raiser at a private home in Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday, the night before her 63rd birthday, Ann made it clear that she wasn’t really aggrieved. She was feigning aggrievement to milk the moment.
“It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother, and that was really a defining moment, and I loved it,” a gleeful Ann told the backyard full of Florida fat cats, sounding “like a political tactician,” as Garrett Haake, the NBC reporter on the scene, put it.
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