If you watched last night’s debate, you heard Governor Romney speak about women in his State Cabinet and used the term “binders full of women.” That phrase is getting a lot of attention today. Below is an AP article:
By BOB SALSBERG
BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of Massachusetts women’s groups says GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney did, in fact, receive binders with the names of potential female candidates for high-level positions when he was governor.
Romney’s remark at Tuesday’s debate with President Barack Obama that he was sent “binders full of women” has touched off a wave of social media parodies. He said in the debate that he reached out to women’s organizations after being dissatisfied with the mostly male applicants for senior level positions in his administration.
But representatives of the Massachusetts Government Appointments Project note the effort, which did increase the number of women in top positions, started before Romney was elected in 2002.
MassGAP describes itself as a nonpartisan coalition of women’s groups.
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APTV 10-17-12 1500EDT