Slapping a Spouse…Never a Good Idea.

Welcome to Round Three of the War on Women.

Last week CNN contributor, Democratic Strategist, and frequent White House visitor Hilary Rosen gave Mitt Romney a gift. Said Rosen of Mitt Romney’s spouse, the mother of five boys, “His wife has never worked a day in her life.”

In so doing Rosen violated a rule of politics and the talking head profession. It’s never a good idea to slap the spouse of a candidate, or to go after members of their family.

Obama, Michelle Obama, and Obama’s men quickly put distance between the White House and Rosen.

That should have been the end of the story. But it wasn’t, for her remarks were demeaning and insulting. And they reveal something of the feminist mindset that touched a nerve—the notion that mothers who choose to stay home to raise children, or work from home while they raise children, are somehow less intelligent, or less worthy than women who choose to join the workforce and draw a paycheck.

We should thank her for fueling that debate. I’m willing to bet she is sorry she did.

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