WASHINGTON--Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen accepted, then cancelled a Sunday booking on NBC's "Meet the Press" after she touched off a controversy with her comment that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life"
Rosen apologized, but going on the Sunday show--paired with former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Mn.) could have re-ignited the controversy about stay-at-home moms the Obama team wants to be left to whither on its own.
If it can.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been booked in Rosen's place.
Rosen issued a statement on her decision to not appear on "Meet the Press."
Statement from Hilary Rosen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Below is a statement from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen explaining her decision to cancel her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press this Sunday:
From Hilary Rosen
"I thank David and the folks at MTP for offering me the chance to participate in the Roundtable. It will be an important political discussion, as it always is on Meet the Press. But I have said enough and while I have unfortunately made the Producer's job tougher today, I don't have anything more to say. I apologized to Mrs. Romney and work-in-home moms for mistakenly giving the impression that I do not think their work is valuable. Of course it is. I will instead spend the weekend trying to explain to my kids the value of admitting a mistake and moving on."
Earlier, Rosen tweeted:
"I deeply apologize again to work-in-home moms, Mrs Romney & the POTUS. Not going on #MTP this weekend. I'm going to be a mom who stays home"