Cutting Through The Crap

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

He Even Lied About That


Amusing as has been the internet response to Mitt Romney's "binder full of women" disquisition, it turns out it's not true. He didn't direct a search for qualified women; it had been done before the election, by a bipartisan group.

Not a true story. 
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.
Specifically I don't suppose it amounts to much. But in general, as yet another example of Mitt's ease with lying, it tends to confirm the obvious: for whatever reason, Mitt Romney will lie about anything and everything to get that to which he considers himself entitled. Might be fine if your goal is to make as much money as possible without regard to anyone who gets in the way; but as a fundament for a president, not so good. But maybe that's just me.

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