Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mitt’s “binders full of women” Lie

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Here is what Governer Romney said during second presidential debate

According to Boston Globe
But that story turns out to be not quite true, according to veteran Boston Phoenix journalist David Bernstein. As Bernstein pointed out last night, what actually happened is that a bipartisan coalition of women’s groups came together to compile lists of eligible female candidates for office before the 2002 gubernatorial election had even occurred. Romney says he “went to a number of women’s groups” and asked them for the binders, but the opposite is true — they went to him. Bernstein also notes that many of the senior-level women Romney hired were given control of departments and agencies that were not a priority for the governor, while there were almost zero women working on the budget or businesses development, areas that Romney cared more about.
WSJ Reports

“[The women's group not Romney] took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our Cabinet,” Romney said in the town hall. “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.”

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