Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mitt's many binders of women

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By now you're aware the seminal moment of the debate was Mitt's bizarre response to a question about equal pay for women. And of course, binders of women became an instant meme. Within minutes, there was a facebook page with 142K likes, a tumblr page and the phrase was trending on the twitter. But the hiliarity shouldn't obscure the larger issues.

To the shock of no one, Mitt lied in his personal anecdote about how he was so very concerned that no women had applied for a job with his cabinet after he was elected governor that he immediately sent forth his menfolk to scour the land and assemble said binders of women. In fact, MassGAP, a bipartisan group had approached all the candidates before the election and asked them to commit to hiring more women. Mitt agreed to sign on, (why not, he'll do anything for a vote) and the group did vet and assemble a list of candidates. In other words, the group did all the work and Mitt took credit for it last night.

To be fair Mitt did hire “roughly two or three” of the suggested MassGAP candidates. (No, I don't know what "roughly" is supposed to mean either.) But the part about Mitt not having any candidates of his own, was another Romney lie. He hired "around" ten women total. The others were off his own list.

And why was Mendacious Mitt so interested in hiring women in the first place, when the Mormon tradition suggests a woman's place in the home and she shouldn't pursue a career once she has a family. Well, I think Matt Bors may have the answer:

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Roughly 2 or 3 could mean roughly 1 or none, but it bothers me less that he tosses out numbers and anecdotes like you toss breadcrumbs to the pigeons in the park, than that he makes things up. He's always got a great story because he's a great con man and if I were the sort to do that, I'd get down on my knees and pray

We don't get fooled again.

10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I was thinking about that too. Every single one of his "heartwarming" anecdotes have been more false than true. He the poster boy for snake oil salesman.

10:37:00 AM  

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