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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Yeah you are right, MIchelle is far more realistic-a woman who got into Princeton and Harvard due almost solely from her race and then got a 200K salary increase because her Husband slimed his way to a senate seat.
    Is that right? You mean she didn't get into Princeton because Daddy and Mummy went there? Not really. Her dad worked at the water plant and her mom was a secretary. In highschool, "she was on the honor roll for four years, took advanced placement classes, was a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council treasurer. Obama graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class [hint: that means she graduated second in her class]." She graduated cum laude from Princeton, which is probably good enough to get into Harvard Law, given her other activities, whether or not she was black.

    Now let's see, Ann's father was wealthy businessman and he sent her to private schools. She graduated from highschool, apparently without honors, and then from BYU, apparently without honors.

    Hmm, hard to decide which is the more impressive woman....
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    ANYWAY, I'm trying to think of a FLOTUS that I relate to and I suppose that would be Laura Bush since she was a teacher (wasn't she?). I can't think of anything that Michelle Obama and I have in common other than a love of having nice biceps, I guess.
    A teacher or librarian. Can't remember really.

    I don't understand judging potential first ladies when deciding who to vote for anyway. They generally get to the white house, pick and issue, and single task that issue while their husband is in office.

    I don't know what amount of input they have in their husbands job. I'm sure some stay out of it and some have loads of opinions, but I don't know how much that matters or plays into things.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the point is it was funny watching someone with a back ground like Rosen try to argue that Ann Romney cannot identify with most women.
    Ahh... I don't know much about Rosen.


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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Ahh... I don't know much about Rosen.
    She drew a great deal of animosity during her tenure heading the RIAA. Though that goes for all of the heads of the RIAA.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Rather than read over 350 posts...can some one explain why I should care whether Ann Romney has worked or not?
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    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Is that right? You mean she didn't get into Princeton because Daddy and Mummy went there? Not really. Her dad worked at the water plant and her mom was a secretary. In highschool, "she was on the honor roll for four years, took advanced placement classes, was a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council treasurer. Obama graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class [hint: that means she graduated second in her class]." She graduated cum laude from Princeton, which is probably good enough to get into Harvard Law, given her other activities, whether or not she was black.

    Now let's see, Ann's father was wealthy businessman and he sent her to private schools. She graduated from highschool, apparently without honors, and then from BYU, apparently without honors.

    Hmm, hard to decide which is the more impressive woman....
    NOt a single white male at yale got into harvard law with anything under MAGNA when I was there

    the report you got about Michelle seems to contradict her own claims that her teachers told her she really didn't have the grades to go to Princeton and she attributed her acceptance due to her brother going there before her

    and far more valedictorians get turned down at princeton than accepted.

    here is some interesting stuff

    Articles: Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write

    from an article from the LA Times

    At every step of her career, race has been central to her own identification and upward mobility. Judging from the quality of thinking and writing exhibited in her Princeton thesis, Michelle would not likely have been admitted to Princeton (and later Harvard Law) had she been white. And of course affirmative action opened up jobs, first in a prestigious law firm and later as the vice president of community affairs at the University of Chicago medical center-earning $300,000 a year. She made it her first task at the hospital to steer more contracts to minority contractors. “She revised the contracting system, sending so much business to firms owned by women and other minorities that the hospital won awards,” the Times says.

    she was a disaster at Sidley Austin btw

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    I'm going to say, however, the affirmative action and lesbian comments and insinuations are out of line.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    She drew a great deal of animosity during her tenure heading the RIAA. Though that goes for all of the heads of the RIAA.
    All I know about her is that she caused a Twitterstorm the other night.


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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm going to say, however, the affirmative action and lesbian comments and insinuations are out of line.

    why? the issue is who people identify with. I think a woman Mrs Romney is more identifiable for most REPUBLICAN women than Rosen or Obama. On the other hand, those two are probably closer to many dem women than Mrs Romney is

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not really - all of her kids are grown: why isn't she employed now? Is it considered a sin in their eyes to find employment when you're a woman?

    I think it actually brings up some significant questions - our government is suppose to foster equality and freedom and further the belief that women have a right to work and should find employment as it suits their needs in their life. Does Romney believe that women have a right to work or are we going to see hints of male-favoritism as we did during the Great Depression if the government tries to step in to help with employment issues and exludes women in the process if he's in office?

    I don't think it's wrong to be a stay at home mom: I am one.

    But at some point you stop being a stay at home mom - their youngets child was born in 1981, making him one year younger than me. . . she is no longer a stay at home mom for her children - that is no longer her description in life and does not account for their actual beliefs at present.

    What does she do - if anything - with all these years she's had? Where does he fall in his beliefs? If we bring the President's career choices and his wife's career choices into question (yes - I was here last election: I remmeber all of that quite clearly and it wasn't all a negative issue) then why can't we question this and what it reflects on them as people of this country.

    I have a serious problem with a grown capable woman who does not find employment - ever. My husband's mother is one and she's lowly in my view: living freely and welloff on the hard work of others and has done nothing to earn anything for herself. It is a questionable existance: it's wealthy laziness.

    The woman has had MS since the late 90's and is a cancer survivor. Not sure the above is appropriate, seems pretty judegemental.

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