(POLITICO) Sarah Palin says the mama grizzlies are back — all thanks to Hilary Rosen.

Responding to Rosen’s controversial comment on TV this week that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life,” the former Alaska governor suggested Thursday night that she has the Democratic strategist to thank for stirring up conservative women across the country.

“The comments that Hilary Rosen made today certainly have awakened mama grizzlies across the nation, and I know that because I got a lot of emails today — a lot of text messages from apolitical girlfriends, some who have chosen to stay home over the years,” Palin told Sean Hannity of Fox News.

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