White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared to attempt to dodge a question from a reporter on Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen who made news last night when she said Mitt Romney’s wife Ann Romney had not “worked a day in her life.” Carney’s initial response to the question was “I know three, personally, women named Hilary Rosen.”
“First of all, I haven’t seen the records,” Carney replied to a reporter when asked about the number of White House visits Rosen made over the course of the Obama administration which some accounts have pegged at up to 35. “I don’t know that Hilary Rosen – I Know Three, Personally, Women Named Hilary Rosen –so I’m not sure that does represent the person we’re talking about necessarily. So I really can’t comment on the number of visits because I’m not sure that’s accurate.”
Upon clarification, however, Carney said that he was aware of the Hilary Rosen in question but that he could not clarify the level of influence on policy making she has had in the Obama White House.
“She is a Democratic strategist,” said Carney. “I don’t know how to assess her overall relationship with people here at the White House but I have not seen her here very frequently.”
Watch the exchange below via CNN:
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