During the second presidential debate (which was in Town Hall format), when Mitt Romney wasn’t going into an unfocused diatribe about the “traditional family” in response to a gun control question, Mitt informed America that he loved hiring women so much he had binders full of them. Wow! What a swell guy!
Here is a partial transcript of his comment:
Thank you. And important topic, and one which I learned a great deal about, particularly as I was serving as governor of my state, because I had the chance to pull together a cabinet and all the applicants seemed to be men.
And I — and I went to my staff, and I said, “How come all the people for these jobs are — are all men.” They said, “Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.” And I said, “Well, gosh, can’t we — can’t we find some — some women that are also qualified?”
And — and so we — 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.
Check these great memes poking fun at Romney’s binders full of women: