Happy Freaky Friday! It’s been one heck of a political week.
Let’s see…mommies Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney duked it out on t.v. and
Twitter in a media-hyped mom culture war. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.,
was busy outing Democratic commies in Congress. The much hyped North
Korean missile couldn’t get it up…in the air that is. And the Warren
Buffett bonanza continued with the president pushing a rule named for
the billionaire Sultan of Omaha. Here’s mycolumn this week.
I was dealing with my own bit of mommy drama when I wrote the piece.
The whole saga involved trying to wrestle my kid’s Afro into puffs in between writing a piece on the Hilary Rosen dust up and three other pieces for MSNBC.
And damn it I was determined that work not interfere with Z’s baby music time rocking it out with Ukelele Phil.
I hit send on the first three stories and raced with the hubby, who I later dropped off at work, to the kiddie concert.
I watched and clapped for our lil hula girl in between guilty checks on the iPhone for editor comments.
Then we raced to the Hill to renew our congressional press passes only to be thwarted by a paperwork gaffe.
I looked down at Z who was taking a late nap in her stroller which would throw off the lunch sked. As a writer who works often from my home office while caring for my daughter I LIVE by the nap schedule. It’s one way to squeeze in writing and baby babble-free interviews.
Mercifully, I was able to wrap up my last piece before she awoke. But I’m still awaiting editor comments on two pieces, dancing with the kiddo to baby music in the den, writing a shopping list, and need to register to cover the DNC and RNC conventions.
I think that’s partly why women reacted so sharply to Rosen’s comments. They thought they picked up on a dismissal of the challenges they face. Now, this wasn’t at all what Rosen, a working mother of twins, was suggesting. But the weather goes all hyperbolic in this type of political climate.
What do you think? Was the backlash fair or overblown?