“She looked like she had just been thrown out of the crummiest freight train in the world.”–Tom Neal, “Detour” (1945)

Now that the dust has settled following Democratic mouthpiece Hilary Rosen’s unseemly trashing of Ann Romney, the vastly overused media term “breaking news” is actually relevant. Why? Because who would have thought a political operative of either major party would say something so shocking and insulting.

In case you have forgotten, here is what the outspoken Rosen–an openly gay supporter of Barack Hussein Obama who has visited the White House some 35 times–said in an appearance on April 11 on CNN:

“Guess what? His [Mitt Romney’s] wife has never actually worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids? How do we send them to school? And why we worry about their future.”

Whoa! Can you believe it? Talk about putting your foot in your mouth. To take a shot like that at a brave woman who has raised five sons, has 15 grandchildren and is a cancer and multiple sclerosis survivor is simply mind-boggling. Rosen’s words were the height of insensitivity and vicious wrongheadedness.

Predictably, potty-mouth Bill Maher–a so-called comedian who has trashed Sarah Palin and other women with vile, sexual slurs on his far-left, off-the-wall HBO show–again hit rock bottom while defending Rosen’s comments about Romney. To wit:

“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.” Yes, you read that right. This man is not funny, he’s pathetic.

Moreover, the pug-ugly Maher gave Obama’s Super PAC $1,000,000–yes, a cool million–which the president accepted. In light of Maher’s down-and-dirty, nationally televised screed and Obama’s highly touted call for civility, the president should return the contribution. But he has not. What’s up with that?

Predictably as well, readers have flooded daily newspapers across the country with righteous, anti-Rosen letters. Here are just a few:

“Hilary Rosen’s remark about Ann Romney having ‘never worked a day in her life’ is not only offensive on its face, but it exposes the ignorance of Rosen and the liberal feminist mentality.

“Being one of five children, all raised by our stay-at-home mom, I can assure you that it wasn’t a walk in the park for her. Even though our dad worked like a dog, it was peanuts compared to what our mom did every day.”

As for Hillary Clinton–always referred to simply as Hillary–one certainty is that she still wants to be president, and there’s no doubt she will try again in 2016. However, it’s also possible that Obama may name her to replace bumbling Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate in this year’s election.

Clinton’s unrequited love for the top job is well-known, so if this happens–and it’s a move I believe the president should make–it will be suspicions confirmed. If Obama is re-elected, she’d have a leg up in 2016, no matter who the Republican candidate is.

But even if she remains secretary of State, Clinton continues to bask in America’s good graces. A Gallup poll last year voted her the most admired woman in the world for the ninth straight year. Palin–one of Clinton’s possible 2016 GOP opponents–was second. Both beat out Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama.

Of Clinton, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney said: “Perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the president to work with. I have a sense that she is one of the more competent members of the current administration, and it would be interesting to speculate about how she might perform were she to be president.”

If Clinton does make the run in four years and wins, it would be history in the making on two counts. The “glass ceiling” for American women would be shattered once and for all, and it would be the first time a husband and wife have been elected to the highest office in the land. Wouldn’t that be a trip? Whoa!

So whom do you prefer, Rosen or Clinton? As an independent who votes carefully, my clear choice is Clinton–despite my disdain for her husband. I simply can’t abide the disgraced Bill Clinton’s extramarital sex in the White House, which led to his righteous impeachment. Too bad he wasn’t convicted. Regardless, his wife is a gem.

As the new, old saying goes, “You go, girl.” And that’s the name of that tune.