Jim Geraghty reveals that Hilary Rosen has visited the White House 35 times in the past three years. At least five of them were with Barack himself. (Michelle Malkin has an exhaustive breakdown here). The other 30 cover multiple visits with almost every key figure involved in White House communications.
Le'ts compare and contrast Hilary's access to other significant government officials:
: -Gen. David Petraeus, head of the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the current CIA director, nine times.
-Energy Secretary Stephen/Steve Chu visited 16 times
-Former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, 12 times.
-Joe Biden - 6 times(?!).
-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has visited 40 times
Gee, and all this time we thought the Administration's priorities were dealing with the economic crisis, solving global warming, and trying to wrap up two wars.
Apparently not. And it is no surprise that this White House has been strictly about the message - just look at the product.
But to quote Geraghty:
So the notion that Rosen is just some Democrat talking head, completely disconnected from the Obama administration and campaign is . . . not plausible.
So what is Hilary Rosen's role on Team Obama? Since this Administration is strictly about message management, apparently she is the de facto general in the "War against Women" being waged out of the White House. Based on her schedule of meetings, she must have been intricately involved in crafting and drafting the "war" campaign, and was simply attempting to lead her lessers into battle last night when she shot herself in the foot.
Barack Obama is the commander-in-chief here as well, of course. But like most of the other liberal men in his administration, they are pointing fingers at Hilary Rosen while simultaneously using her as a human shield against the political fallout from what appears to be a losing war.
Let's hope the irony is not lost on the American woman...
Hilary Rosen pictured next to her girlfriend, American Federation of Teachers honcho Randi Weingarten. This is whom the Democrats feel best represent the state of females in America today, by the way...