A day that started with the Romney team's silence on Lilly Ledbetter's fight for equal pay ended with Ann Romney's first tweet – in praise of the (unpaid) stay-at-home, hard-working mom.
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How long does it take to set D.C. media/communications mafiosi gunning?
In the Washington spin cycle, gaffes can go from a spokesman's mouth to full-blown tempest in a teapot in a mere six seconds.
Six. Seconds. One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Missis....
Case in point: Wednesday's Lilly Ledbetter news moment. In case you missed it (and you likely did), Wednesday began bright and gay as many days do: with a conference call with a group of surrogates from one of the presidential camps.
In this case, it was Team Romney on offense.
Until they took a simple, nonhostile question from HuffingtonPost's Sam Stein: "Does Governor Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?"
Six seconds went by. "Sam," an unidentified voice replied, "we'll have to get back to you on that."
Wait, that doesn't sound like a massive newsmaking event to you? Au contraire.