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  • Ann Romney waves to the crowd after giving a speech at the Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Ann Romney: From lady of leisure to Everymom

    To listen to the pundits, Ann Romney is little more than a "corporate wife" (Fox News commentator Juan Williams), a sexist for "putting a sorority girl grin on a description of women's lives" (Slate's Amanda Marcotte), and a woman who "has never worked a day in her life" (Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen).

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    The problem with statements like the one made about Ann Romney by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen is that they are usually unaccompanied by evidence ("The left's war on moms," Comment & Analysis, April 13).

  • The "never worked a day in her life" outburst directed at Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, spurred defenders to rise up against Hilary Rosen, the longtime Democratic operative and flack who delivered the verbal blast. (Associated Press)

    Hilary Rosen forgets good PR lessons in attack on Ann Romney

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  • **FILE** Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, talks in Chicago on March 19, 2012, with audience members after her husband spoke at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Doing harm: The Hilary Rosen guide to crisis PR

    In public relations work, you never want yourself or your firm to be the story. Hilary Rosen, a highly paid flack with a history of putting out fires, must have learned that lesson at some point. Why she ignored it during her ill-advised attack on motherhood is hard to say.

  • **FILE** Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, talks in Chicago on March 19, 2012, with audience members after her husband spoke at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

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  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    FIELDS: Women growing up to be 'Girls'

    Rosen versus Romney is not exactly high noon at the Powder Puff Arena. But it provides an insight or two in the gender games at the center of the culture: Trendy lesbian working mom, a public relations strategist raising adopted children, attacks traditional super mom for staying home to raise five sons.

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    EDITORIAL: The left's war on moms

    Sometimes a rare flash of honesty makes all the difference in politics. Democratic operative Hilary Rosen single-handedly changed the course of the 2012 election with her dig at Ann Romney, wife of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

  • The nimble Republican National Committee already has replied to insults delivered to Ann Romney with a timely travel mug. (Image courtesy of the Republican National Committee)

    Inside the Beltway: Ladies Day

    A big cultural moment follows the encounter between Ann Romney, mother of five, grandmother of 16, and Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist who did not equate Mrs. Romney's traditional domestic duties with real work, or economic expertise. Media hysteria ensued within minutes of the ladies' exchange via Twitter, leaving pundits to either sort out the tangle, or add to it.

  • Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was the target of criticism from a Democratic Party activist who said she "never worked a day in her life." The remark created a political firestorm that led to President Obama distancing himself from the comment. (Associated Press)

    Gibe at Ann Romney opens a new front in 'war on women'

    The importance of female voters to the 2012 vote came into stark view Thursday as President Obama's campaign advisers furiously tried to contain the fallout from a prominent Democratic consultant's comment that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the mother of five sons, "never worked a day in her life."

  • **FILE** Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, talks in Chicago on March 19, 2012, with audience members after her husband spoke at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Obama team faces furor over Ann Romney gibe

    The importance of female voters to the 2012 vote came into stark view Thursday as President Obama's campaign advisers furiously tried to contain the fallout from a prominent Democratic consultant's comment that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the mother of five sons, "never worked a day in her life."

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