Carney Indirectly Rebuts Rosen, But Doesn’t Condemn

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today offered a mild rebuttal to Democratic operative and Obama adviser Hilary Rosen, noting that mothers who raise children at home have a tough job.

Rosen remarked last night that Ann Romney had “not worked a day in her life,” eliciting storm of protests from backers of Mitt Romney.

“I think we can all agree– Democrats and Republicans — that raising children is an extremely difficult job,” said Carney.

But Carney acknowledged that he had not talked to President Obama about the remark.

Carney did not criticize Rosen, though he did seek to minimize reports of her influence in the White House, saying that 35 reported visits by “Hilary Rosen” to the White House may not have all been the Hilary Rosen in question.

And Carney ran down a seemingly unrelated list of steps Obama has taken to help working women, using the controversy to pivot into a recitation of one of the key Obama campaign themes – that the president is better for women than Mitt Romney.

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