11:32 am Apr. 13, 2012
Hilary Rosen won't be on "Meet the Press" after all.
Rosen, the longtime Democratic operative who recently opened the latest front in the partisan war for women voters, was set to appear on the program Sunday, according to an emailed schedule of guests sent by NBC's press office yesterday.
But Rosen tweeted earlier today that she won't be appearing. "I'm going to be a mom who stays home," she wrote.
That should come as welcome news to the White House, which began trying to quell the controversy almost as soon as Rosen said Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life." The comment put the administration, and the president's re-election campaign, in the unusual position of playing defense on women's issues.
Rosen was scheduled to sit on a roundtable with Michele Bachmann, and the appearanced seemed destined to churn her comments through another news cycle on Monday, when Democrats are planning a Senate vote on the so-called Buffett Rule.