“I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too.” — Ann Romney
I can’t decide if her tone is mocking, throwing me a bone, completely insincere, or just patronizing. I’m not sure why she ‘loves’ that some women have no choice but to work and raise the kids — but fortunately she bestows permission upon her audience to value ‘those people too.’ Ah, cake. Let them eat it.
Good grief. Do you think she equates ‘those people’ who have to work and raise kids to her house staff? Maybe in Ann Romney’s mind, ‘working mom’ reminds her of those who do the dusting or make the beds at one of her many homes. No wonder Mitt automatically assumed the cookies brought to an event by a regular person (one of those people) came from 7-Eleven.