DEFENSE

Ann Romney: Etch a Sketch a ‘Distraction’

Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, said on Wednesday that an aide comparing her husband to an Etch a Sketch is a “distraction” that “makes for great media.” “Obviously he [aide Eric Fehrnstrom] was talking about how we’re going to change focus and … the organizational sense of changing, not Mitt changing positions,” Ann said on Piers Morgan Tonight. Ann also said that people need to lighten up if they are offended by Robert DeNiro’s joke that the country isn’t ready for a white first lady. “I took it for what it was, a joke,” she said.