Barbara Bush: It's not easy staying at home, being a mom
Former first lady weighs in on Ann Romney controversy
- Duration 9:21
- Date Apr 12, 2012
Former first lady weighs in on Ann Romney controversy
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Fox News alert -- -- reaction this hour to a personal attack creating a political firestorm.
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen just apologizing to and Romney and anyone else who was offended.
After saying the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney had quote never worked a day in her life.
Of course referring to the stay at home mother of five.
Brand new hour here of America live welcome everyone I'm Megyn Kelly.
The apology comes in the wake of major backlash.
It all started last night.
Rosen took a swipe it and Romney during an interview on CNN.
Suggesting that in Romney should not advise her husband about women's issues because she's a stay at home mother was in here.
What you have is is Mitt Romney running around the country saying well you know my wife tells me that what women really care about -- economic issues and when I listen to my wife.
That's what I'm hearing guess what his wife has actually never worked -- day in her life.
She's she's never really.
Dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in -- -- how we feed our kids.
How -- we send them to school and and and how do we worry and why we -- about their -- And Romney responding immediately on her Twitter account.
Firing off her first tweet ever and saying her job.
Was to raise her five boys and it was tough work here she is on America's Newsroom responding earlier today.
My career choice was to be a mother and I think all of us need to know that we need to respect choices that women make.
Other women make other choices to have a career and -- Stanley which I think Hilary Rosen is actually done herself.
I respect that that's wonderful.
But you know there -- other people that have a choice.
We have to respect women and all those choices that they make.
Another woman who chose to stay at home and raise a family.
Is our former First Lady Barbara Bush she joins us right now by phone mrs.
bush thank you so much for being here with us.
Nodded off and probably spoke so well I don't expanding.
And I suspect.
-- -- -- -- that are.
Hard working decent honest dipping children's not bad -- and did choose to stay home but their children.
And -- it's a lot of volunteer work.
I don't think people are very.
Understanding of the act which he has and Adams worked -- -- -- that she had breast cancer.
And -- works.
Gary Hart are at risk youth you know -- it accused to.
Stand now raise their children that some people.
-- -- Don't -- why they can do well but I've always is and so trust -- embracing George walker was not easy.
And as our viewers know not only were you married to a president you've raised to president you've raised the governor.
But -- ask you about this comment because.
This seems to be something that's that's really struck a chord with a lot of our viewers this hitting.
Stay at home moms against working moms -- the suggestion that if you choose to stay at home and raise your children as you did.
That you you don't want to or cannot well understand the plight of working women your thoughts on that.
Well I I think I can't understand faction and I've I've I've been lucky but has been.
Worked very very hard and I could just bored staying out but I realized to -- screen idol and there's two issues that kind of mind.
But she also posted -- there are important but you get back.
As chief has -- is it back I think cheat -- wonderful woman and I'm not criticizing.
Hillary what bank.
It corrected but whatever her -- Hillary -- -- that -- Hilary Rosen chose to do it the other events I'm.
Their -- position in life and I think it's great but I also think.
But if -- stay at all embraced.
Break choker which I can honestly say I have done much well why else.
I think it was worth the trip.
And -- I've -- Specter a lot and I do also.
You have an opportunity.
To get back by volunteering.
And and that brought me do it -- that.
Background I'd do it appears other popular that the great volunteers the world he actually started the.
Dealing for George of the points of light -- which has helped.
Dallas so pumped billions to Qatar -- China.
I'm not predictable -- but I just sorry bitchy.
-- -- -- -- -- about chose and were able I have -- could -- a -- spirit or art of back to stay do you care they children.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- She took to her Twitter account this Hilary Rosen did and double down and a couple of ways and one of the ways in which she did.
Was by saying that she meaning and Romney.
She said she should stop saying that she is Mitt Romney's guide to women's economic problems she doesn't have -- And again it seems to be a reference to if you are person of privilege of of wealth as the Romney's are.
And as you -- -- our former president are.
That we weren't always -- right.
But but she seems to be suggesting that if you have money and you have some privileged that you can't you can't understand what the people who aren't as fortunate.
Are going through in this country your thoughts on that bush.
I don't think that's right -- -- I don't of the gross restore no it does to use street people look at out of sport to buy it.
-- -- the trees they want Iraq or whether -- but happy sad that.
It should be critical of other people should.
-- Think of what you could do to get criticized other people I don't belt.
Hillary and the kind of church is a wonderful world that much but a -- -- -- Particularly -- should -- is represented.
Whether she says she isn't on the other.
Obama campaign -- -- it shouldn't do that.
She's now apologized.
In a statement that I read a -- -- -- -- out there that's.
Victor yeah achieve it she's apologizing and Romney and and -- anyone else she's offended and said let's put the faux war against stay at home moms to rest once and brought -- -- and it -- -- I know you've said.
Before the most important job any of us will ever had is parenting.
And he and that's not any way to put down working -- -- also says don't count Orton too but.
You're thoughts for all the moms out there watching this were feeling a little -- comfortable at the suggestion that's now been put out there that.
They somehow -- are.
You know less -- head towards society because they have chosen to stay at home with their -- it now.
When George has worked really really are eight go to Wanda spoke glamorous places and I stayed what I've wondered for children.
I would never -- a lot but.
The beautiful thing for a week.
-- I've sort of jealous that they got a -- to be out there do wicks up big but it was more important for me but I'd stay at all.
But -- shut that.
It's it's just it's not so -- -- -- -- all all the time right here.
Wife or your husband is out eating what the -- by oppressed people but -- pretty elaborate -- help predict that.
And after that but what will look at you were -- live on Fox News.
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And on the car which is -- little weird but.
-- -- and I and taught there in the car collect up to do this each but.
Contending and dust that all the time for there's so I just don't -- badly -- -- But she apologized if you do -- called that I have a few.
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Thanks Erica I -- -- tell you how it's probably -- feel about that -- it is quite about it.
I know you've called yourself and I know a lot of our views our viewers agree everybody's grandmother and we certainly wish -- best and I know I speak for a lot of partners we say and we missing in the public key thank you so much for coming out with -- man.
How to best you in your family.
We're taking your thoughts on it right.