Politico's Roger Simon on Friday criticized the White House's handling of the Hilary Rosen-Ann Romney dustup whilst also taking a poke at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Appearing on PBS's Inside Washington, Simon said, "The degree to which the Obama campaign was fearful of Hilary Rosen's comments: they really tied her to the top of the family car" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ROGER SIMON, POLITICO: The degree to which the Obama campaign was fearful of Hilary Rosen's comments: they really tied her to the top of the family car. [Laughter] I mean, they attacked her immediately.
Hilary Rosen, you’re right: no formal role with the campaign, no formal role with the White House, but Hilary Rosen is a big deal in Democratic politics. She is a big deal in Washington.
She was so far off message that the next day the President of the United States had to denounce her, and only after that did she apologize. That’s not a good communications team working there.
For those missing the joke, the Romneys years ago went on vacation with their dog Seamus in a kennel strapped on top of the car's roof.