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Mitt Romney lied about ‘Binders Full of Women’ – Report

David S. Bernstein of The Phoenix says that Mitt Romney did not commission his staff to look for women to fill cabinet positions when he got elected Governor of Massachusetts. This supposedly produced “binders full of women” — a comment Romney made last night during the Presidential debate that has gone viral.

Bernstein writes that a bipartisan group of women produced the binders well before they knew the results of that election. They gave Romney the binders after he was elected.

From The Phoenix:

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.

I have written about this before, in various contexts; tonight I’ve checked with several people directly involved in the MassGAP effort who confirm that this history as I’ve just presented it is correct — and that Romney’s claim tonight, that he asked for such a study, is false.

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drufyre
drufyre

So Obama's stonewalling and lies about Libya and the murderous terrorist attack of our ambassador and three other Americans on the anniversary of 9/11 merits no mention, not outrage, no comment but who commissioned a study for possible cabinet posts 10 years is? 

Romney could have commissioned a study, who knows. This claim doesn't negate anything else that might have been done. Doesn't it matter if he made use of this work and appointed the people he did?  It's only a lie if you knowingly state something false.  And Obama did just that repeatedly regarding the Libyan terrorist attack. 

KevinB
KevinB

What's the surprise here?  He is a known LIAR! This is just one more time that he has been exposed. 

What is even more baffling that he continues to lie.  Surely he know in todays world, people can fact check and find proof in old video clips, etc., of EXACTLY what they have said in the past.

His scruples are dismal -- not fit to be president.  I can't figure out why Obama is not way more ahead in the polls.

Juan Arroyo
Juan Arroyo

@Susan politics is entertainment, just a bunch of clowns promising the same thing, and doing nothing...

Susan Cook Sattler
Susan Cook Sattler

Fast and furious, libya terrorist attack, cut the debt, lower unemployment, small potatoes compared to the lies of Obama. And why are you posting about politics on your site? I look here for entertainment.

Mary-Anne Ruiter Wetton
Mary-Anne Ruiter Wetton

If he cant tell the truth about the small stuff then what do you think hes going to do with the big stuff?

KevinB
KevinB

@drufyre  I am sorry, but this post isn't about Obama.  it is about Mitt Romney -- so I don't understand your logic of trying to change the subject about whether or not Romney was truthful or not, to dragging Obama's honesty into this matter.   It has no impact here on the issue if Romney tells the truth or not.

And the media reports today seem to strongly support that Romney did NOT commission a study.  And you know very well that Romney's truthfulness has been an issue on a whole number of issues -- not just during the presidential campaign but also during the GOP race.  So if you want to use the faulty logic of bringing Obama's honesty and integrity into this discussion versus Romney, you know very well that isn't going to help your cause here.

I can also make these statement as having no political affiliation and not even living in the US, but still closely following the political scene in the US, so I think I am going to be a little more objective here as to the reality of what is really happening.