While pundits argue about who won the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney showed himself to be a master of creating an (albeit unintentionally) trending phrase. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” said the Republican presidential hopeful†in response to a question about gender inequality in the workforce.
Romney referred back to his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, saying that, when putting together his cabinet, “all the applicants seemed to be men.” He noted that he made a “concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet” — as a result of which, he and his staff were brought “whole binders full of women.”
I think it goes without saying that Romney and his aides must be regretting his tall tale about “binders full of women.” They must be wondering, how in the h— are we going to (pun intended) clamp down on the furor the Republican candidate’s words have wrought?
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