Romney lied about 'binders full of women'
The Kansas City Star
Progressive women across America were insulted by Mitt Romney’s gaffe during Tuesday night’s debate:
“They brought me binders full of women,” Romney said at one point, explaining that he had, as Massachusetts governor, asked for the resumes of more women he could appoint to top positions.
Progressive women everywhere today, of course, are laughing also at the remark (see the viral Tumblr account) because it was so clumsily said, especially by someone who wants to control the reproductive rights of women.
And while the “binders” comment went viral, here’s the most essential point.
It’s a lie.
In fact, as opponents easily could have predicted, Romney didn’t ask for the binders and - after his appointments were over - he hadn’t appointed many women to important positions.
To be clear, Romney’s remarks likely will be inconsequential in the long run: The women (and men!) who weren’t going to vote for him before the remark aren’t going to vote for him now.
Still, it’s all worth a good laugh - even while the serious point remains that Romney would be no friend of women when it comes to top government positions if he becomes president.