Huffpost Politics

Romney Super PAC Revives Hillary Rosen Controversy For Mother's Day

Posted: Updated:

Mitt Romney's super PAC is out with a new ad reviving the controversy over Hillary Rosen's comments that Ann Romney's time as a stay-at-home mother made her ill-equipped to offer economic advice to her husband.

The spot, which is pegged to Mother's Day, includes a swipe at comedian Bill Maher, who has contributed $1 million to an Obama-allied super PAC, for making a similar (albeit more provocatively worded) swipe at Ann Romney on his show.

"Ann Romney raised five boys," the ad declares. "She successfully battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. But what does White House insider Hilary Rosen say about Ann Romney? 'Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.' And Bill Maher, who gave $1 million supporting Obama, attacks: 'Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house.'"

There is no word yet as to where and when the ad will air. Though the fact that it's pegged to Mother's Day suggests it's unlikely to have a long shelf life.

If the underlying notion of the super PAC ad is that candidate's wives should be off limits, the recent tenor on the trail suggests that is no longer the case. During a recent Romney campaign event, the man who introduced the former Massachusetts Governor mocked the First Lady for taking vacations with her daughters.