Rick Rolls, Twitter Nabs a Killer, and a Mormon Martyr for Motherhood - Page 2
On the tapes we all heard Trayvon screaming for help in the last moments of his young life. And then we saw George Zimmerman looking freshly pressed and unconcerned.
Now Zimmerman, who gives every indication of not being very smart, is charged with second degree murder and faces life in prison. Nationally, "stand your ground” laws are also on trial. The law’s author, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is shedding corporate donors faster than Rush Limbaugh has been shedding corporate sponsors. Laughably, ALEC is left to claim they are victims of “bullying, intimidation and threats.”
Facebook and Twitter did not bring George Zimmerman to justice, but social networks played a critical role in making sure he didn’t get away.
Ann Romney – stay at home martyr
Is it outrageous to say that Mitt Romney’s point person on women’s issues – his wife – never worked a day in her life? That’s what the Romney campaign would have you believe about Hillary Rosen’s fairly benign comments on CNN. The Romney campaign wants you to believe that pointing out their expert is no expert is somehow off limits. Many Republicans – hoping finally for some good news – seem willing to repeat this silly conceit.
Still, it does seem to be an issue that Mitt’s expert has never had to balance child-raising with a career (like 85 million other American women.) And it’s worth mentioning that Ann Romney has a rather full staff of assistants helping out at each of her houses (and riding along in each of her Cadillacs.) It’s probably also worth mentioning that this policy expert has no education in her topic and has never published a policy paper on any women’s issue.
There is no shortage of real experts for women’s issues, Mitt. Go get one. You’ll need her. (See above.)
Santorum and Romney photos by Gage Skidmore. Trayvon Martin family photo.