Carol: Are Romney’s “Binders of Women” Really the Best They’ve Got?
The left is trying to make hay of Mitt Romney’s comments last night about seeking a pool of qualified women for jobs when he was governor. Oddly enough, they are dressing up as binders. Yup, that makes me take them seriously.
They are having a hissy fit over the following remarks from Romney last night:
[W]e – we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.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. I was proud of the fact that after I staffed my Cabinet and my senior staff, that the University of New York in Albany did a survey of all 50 states, and concluded that mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America.
Okay, lefties, har har har. “Binders of women” was a figurative allusion to binders full of the resumes of
qualified women. What’s the big joke? I genuinely don’t get it.
If the feminists are searching for a reason to be upset, they might want to consider the fact that — by their own standards — Obama has been a miserable failure. After all, the median salary for female employees in the Obama White House was 18% less than the median salary for male employees. Oh, and before retracting her remarks under the pressure of publicity, former Obama communications director Anita Dunn actually called the Obama White House “a hostile workplace” for women.
But yet, for them, Romney’s the joke and Obama’s the hero? Reeeallly?