The National Enquirer, which was the only publication with the gumption to break media blockade around the story of John Edwards' love child, has an exclusive story citing insider sources that it was Michelle Obama who was the brains behind the exploding cigar of a plan to attack Ann Romney:
Political sources revealed to The ENQUIRER that MICHELLE OBAMA brain-stormed the scheme to sic a pit bull strategist on the GOP contender's wife ANN ROMNEY and it backfired! (snip)
...behind the scenes, her fingerprints were all over the scandal, said an inside source.
"Michelle had her claws out to get Ann, but it quickly backfired and Barack was livid when he heard she had secretly directed the attack," said the source. (snip)
"Michelle is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her husband in the White House. She's learned politics is a dirty business. It's only a matter of time before she comes up with another plan to go after Ann."
This is a very entertaining theory, and seems plausible. Michelle seems to have a problem with envy and resentment, and has expressed herself on how burdensome it was to actually have to pay back student loans, and how annoying it was to not have as much money as she and Barrack wanted. If Michelle were behind the political parry, it is possible that wiser heads bit their tongues, not wanting to get on her enemies' list. All of the criticisms of Hilary Rosen were couched in terms of poorly chosen words and the like, as opposed to any personal animus, so it almost certain that she was executing a plan that had sponsorship from higher levels than her own.
The Enquirer now enjoys the status of a credible source for breaking political news. Whether the MSM acknowledges this report or not, they are paying attention.
Hat tip: Jack Kemp