Grappling with the mish-mash of American politics
Anyone who pays attention to American politics has by now heard of the comment made by Hilary Rosen about Ann Romney never working a day in her life. Of course this erupted into a controversy given Rosen’s status as a Democratic pundit and strategist. Judging from the reactions, especially from the Right who are downright giddy over the whole thing, there is a need for some contextual perspective and maybe even a few facts.
During an exchange between ProgressVA’s executive director, Anna Scholl, and Virginia House Speaker William Howell (R) where Scholl presses the Speaker on financial relationships between Virginoa legislators and the, now infamous, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Howell reacts by belittling Scholl’s intelligence saying,
I guess I’m not speaking in little enough words for you to understand.
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