DC Trawler

Bill Maher accidentally defends Sarah Palin

Not by name, of course, because he has a tough time uttering it without following it up with “t**t” or “c**t” or some other gratuitous slam. But on his most recent show, it sure did sound like he inadvertently defended Palin’s career choices. Right after taking a shot at her, of course.

[Hilary Rosen] said that “Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life.” Now, of course, the language here was perhaps inartful. Or perhaps America is a society that lives to find stupid, non-consequential (sic), meaningless controversies. And this is the new one. But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romey has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. No one’s denying that being a mother is a tough job. I remember I was a handful. Okay, but there is a big difference between being a mother in that tough job and getting your ass out the door at 7 a.m. when it’s cold, and having to deal with a boss, being in a workplace, where even if you’re unhappy you can’t show it for eight hours. It is kind of a different, kind of tough thing.

Does that count even if the working mom is a Republican, Bill?

If you’re trying to paint the Romneys as out-of-touch elitists who scorn hard work, after you’ve spent the last four years slamming the Palins for their working-class roots, #YouMightBeALiberal.

Maher might’ve finally pushed it too far this time. Check out George Stephanopoulos, who’s been serving as the canary in the Obama administration’s coal mine. First he presaged the current “Republican War on Women” strategy that’s been serving the Dems so well. Now he’s giving us a sneak peek at how the administration will try to get around their Maher problem:

Let us know when you give back Maher’s million bucks, guys. Until then, all the hand-waving in the world won’t make us forget that you’re stuck with him.

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