Thursday, April 12, 2012
"Raising Children Without Financial Pressure Is Easier Than Having Financial Pressure"
First, let us cats state that Hilary Rosen was correct. Yes, rearing kids is a difficult task — but we imagine it's a whole lot easier when you're a millionaire with maids, cooks, gardeners, chauffeurs, social secretaries, nannies and, last but not least, garage-elevator operators.
That said, we also are not naifs, and we understand how a statement like Rosen's can cause political complications as the news cycle unfolds.
Let us therefore praise President Obama's response, which started out flawlessly: "There's no tougher job than being a mom. Anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement."
However, we must quibble with the President's subsequent assertion that political figures' family members are out of bounds — "civilians."
We understand where Mr. Obama is coming from on this. But goodness gracious — Willard Mitt Romney decided that the way to deal with his horrifying (and well-deserved) gender gap was to make his wife his official ambassador to women voters. The way we see it, if he put her out there, she's subject to comment. What's that old saying about "if you can't stand the heat..."?
But what we most object to is the President's closing remark: "I think me and Governor Romney are going to have more than enough to argue about during the course of this campaign."
Me and Governor Romney??? Mr. President, you cannot use "me" in the subjective sense. You must apologize to all us offended grammarians — immediately!