Panic: Dems Deploy FLOTUS for Damage Control
The blowback from Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen's remarks against stay-at-home moms reached a fever pitch this morning, kicking the Obama campaign into massive damage control mode. Last night David Axelrod and Jim Messina threw Rosen under the bus--and this afternoon Michelle Obama joined them.
It seems that virtually every higher-up associated with the campaign is rushing to minimize the damage. But they're not doing it on principle. Sadly, this isn't about standing up for true women's equality (what of Obama's own pay inequality again?) but about stopping the bleeding. If equality were the issue, the First Lady would not have gone on Dave Letterman's show (he never apologized for calling Palin a "slutty flight attendant"); the Obama Super PAC would have returned the $1 million from Bill Maher, who called Palin a "twat" on television and a "cunt" on stage.
This is all optics. Enjoy the show.