Skip to comments.Fox News's Juan Williams Calls Ann Romney a 'Corporate Wife'
Posted on 08/29/2012 2:16:33 PM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) - As part of its Tuesday night convention coverage, Fox News assembled a panel of political analysts to discuss Ann Romney's speech. Charles Krauthammer called it a "triumph," and Brit Hume said it was "the single most effective political speech Ive ever heard given by a political wife."
But their fellow panelist Juan Williams -- a Democrat -- panned Mrs. Romney's effort to connect with women, describing her as a "corporate wife" whose claim to understand the struggles of American women fell flat.
"Ann Romney ... looked to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles eh! It's hard for me to believe. I mean, she's a very rich woman, and I know that, and America knows that."
Pressed by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to explain what he meant, Williams said, "What does it mean? It looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her, and she's been very lucky and blessed in this life," Williams replied. "She's not speaking, I think, for the tremendous number of single women in this country or married women. She did not convince me that, 'You know what, I understand the struggles of American women in general.'"
On Wednesday morning, Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends joked that Williams is still getting negative feedback for the comment.
In her speech to the Republican National Convention, Mrs. Romney said, "It's the moms of this nation single, married, widowed who really hold this country together. We're the mothers, we're the wives, we're the grandmothers, we're the big sisters, we're the little sisters, we're the daughters.
"You know it's true, don't you? You're the ones who always have to do a little more," she said, adding later: "I'm not sure if men really understand this, but I don't think there's a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better."
Admitting that her marriage to Mitt Romney has made her "the luckiest woman in the world," Mrs. Romney also mentioned her health and parenting struggles:
"I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage.' Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or Breast Cancer.
"A storybook marriage?" she asked. "No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage."
Whenever Williams appears on my tv screen, I flip to watch Pawn Stars, Swamp People or anything before watching this zealot get my attention. If more Fox viewers felt same as I, their ratings would fall, but not as bad as Communist News Network (CNN).
I think liberal men have an inner attack of inadequacy when face-to-face with an attractive conservative woman. That’s why they get so nasty.
Gee...maybe NPR will take him back?
“Corporate Wife”, black racists label for “Rich White Woman”.
Juan needs to be fired for his racist remarks!
Juan: That is SO racist!
Jaun is just jealous. He wanted to be a corporate wife too but fate made him a dumbass liberal hack.
Was this term ever used for any Kennedy?
The Romneys are wealthy, they earned their fortune and can look anyway they want. The Obamas, on the other hand, have mooched off of the government all their adult lives. The first lady has shopped, traveled, partied, and mooched off of the taxpayers for four years to get her “corporate look”, but then again you can’t make silk out of a sow’s ear.
And he is a token liberal.
It is a racist remark. He gets away with it cause........
Pressed by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to explain what he meant, Williams said, “What does it mean? It looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her, and she’s been very lucky and blessed in this life,” Williams replied. “She’s not speaking, I think, for the tremendous number of single women in this country or married women. She did not convince me that, ‘You know what, I understand the struggles of American women in general.’”
Look, Juan, a tremendous number of single women in this country are single because they want to be, or because they know they can receive more benefits due to their single status.
Many of them would LOVE to be in Ann’s shoes, but they are kept “in their place” by the Democratic party.
What is so hypocritical about the libtards is these people are the same people who were ripping her for being a mom because that wasn’t a real job.
Corporate Wife, black racists label for Rich White Woman.
CodeToad knows code!
Sadly he would probably crawl back and lick their hand. Juan is still on the plantation. Even Fox News has not been able to free him. He will be standing in line to vote for Barry Soetoro on Nov 6th.