Certainly Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thought he was forthright and maybe even progressive to relate that he hired a lot of women at high levels when governor of Massachusetts.
But in the social media fervor following last night’s debate with President Obama, people are ripping the akward basis for his self-described need to research and recruit qualified women for his administration. No qualified women in Boston businesses? No one at Harvard or MIT or Boston College or Boston University he knew and could hire? He needed to group them like Taliban commanders in a briefing binder?
Here’s just a small sample of the Twitterage.
“And there was much sin in Mittsechuseth; for its regent was corrupt, and profligate; yea, and kept binders full of women.” – Genesis 11:14.
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