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May 1, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Hilary Rosen meant what she said

Enough already! If you’re one of those more interested in slinging mud at anyone who disagrees with you, don’t bother reading further. I’m addressing those willing to discuss important questions reasonably courteously.

Anyone who read or paid attention to Hilary Rosen’s comments beyond her “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life” will see that she meant just what she said, the simple truth. Mrs. Romney never had to worry about finances, to wonder if she could afford to stay home with the kids. Rosen went on to point out that Mitt’s wealth meant that Ann had none of the many monetary concerns that harry most mothers every day of their lives, and therefore might not be able to provide the women’s perspective he had just noted he could rely on her for.

Rosen, a mother of two, offered no criticism whatsoever of a mother; she merely made the obvious point that Ann might not be the best means of putting Mitt in touch with the problems facing most women today, that she may be no more aware of the economic pressure of a gallon of gas than he is.

ROBERT HOOPER

Fort Gibson

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