I do not understand why this comment has gotten everybody so upset. I find nothing offensive or ridiculous about it.
“What actually happened was that in 2002—prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration—a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government. There were more than 40 organizations involved with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (also bipartisan) as the lead sponsor.
“They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions. They presented this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.”
In no way do I translate Mitt’s comment into something derogatory against women.
I agree with this comment on the article I’ve sourced:
28 minutes ago
The only people who’d be offended by “binders full of women” are feminists and the idiots who watch MSNBC full-time. This is such a nonissue of the debate, it’s so aburd to focus on it, as if it was a Mitt gaffe. Too bad for all you folks that it wasn’t. What is important is the context of what Romney said: he was trying to help qualified women find work in his administration. What’s wrong in that? Let’s grab all of those thick binders and bounce them off your thick liberal heads.
As well as this one:
Romney was given a binder full of qualified women, he didn’t “ask for a binder of women”. Romney chose a female Lt Gov and a female Chief of Staff! Do women care about actions or just words?
A nonissue indeed. I wish people would stop trying to pick at things like this and spin them in a totally different direction to try to make Romney seem evil. Another comment that addresses this point:
If I were an Obama supporter, I’d sure try to make the election about small, inconsequential things, too, avoiding Obama’s record of failure as much as possible.
-commentary as a 19 year old lady, working/paying her own way through college to earn a teaching degree; possessing full confidence that upon graduation, she will find employment as a woman that she wants and deserves, because she will actively seek it out and earn it.