Debbie Wasserman Schultz Got 'Tone-It-Down' Lessons from Hilary Rosen


Did the pot teach the kettle black?

Seems DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hired Democratic strategist, CNN contributor and Ann Romney-insulter Hilary Rosen to coach her on media.

A Wall Street Journal report in February said Obama advisers told Wasserman Schultz to "tone it down," suggesting that they hire "two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen," for media training, in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Wasserman Schultz willingly accepted.

"I'm glad to get constructive criticism," she said in the Wall Street Journal article.

Oh, dear. That was then and this is now.

On Thursday Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee, sought to distance the party from Rosen's comments. Remember, she caused a national stir when she told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Mitt Romney's wife Ann "never worked a day in her life."

"Hilary Rosen is absolutely not a paid adviser to the DNC or to the Obama campaign, absolutely not," he said.

But wait, wait, wait. Republicans at the Republican National Committee have already pulled data on payments made by the DNC to Rosen.

"DNC has paid $120,000 to Rosen's firm since 2011 for both a "communications consultant" and "media consultant," tweeted Joe Pounder, the director at the RNC, "Sounds like Dunn and Rosen."
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