Laura Bush was too gracious to reply to Teresa Heinz Kerry’s jab that that the First Lady had never had a real job, but Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan gets behind the zany heiress’s slip of the tongue:

“Who else but a woman rich enough to have escaped the never-ending debate — work, stay home, work part-time, join mommy track — would’ve missed the rebirth of full-time mothering as the middle class status choice? The new chic? More and more mothers who can stay home, do,” writes Eagan.