Along with seeing Obama back in eloquent action at last night's debate, it was good to see women enter the conversation - and Romney do his usual dodging, ducking, patronizing and lying about them. He refused to say if he supports equal pay for women - WTF? - via the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, with his surrogates subsequently either sorta kinda saying he'd likely be against it or lamely arguing that, “He’s not going to have his campaign defined by what the Obama campaign wants to talk about." He cited his vast and equitable business experience while failing to mention there were no top women at Bain, and then told a hilariously graceless story about how as governor he assembled "binders full of women" to fill key jobs, which turns out to be an outright lie - according to ThinkProgress, one of 31 lies he told in 41 minutes, a new record. Thank goodness Al Gore invented the Internet: the Tumbler and Facebook pages for Binders Full of Women are thriving.
Bonus: Finally. For the long-awaited details on the ingenious Romney/Ryan tax plan, go here.
Oblivious: Romney on Women's Work, ie - Getting Them Home in Time to Take Care of the Kids and Make Dinner for the Hubbie:
"Now one of the reasons I was able to get so many good women to be part of that team was because…I recognized that if you’re going to have women in the workforce that sometimes you need to be more flexible. My chief of staff, for instance, had two kids that were still in school.
She said, I can’t be here until 7 or 8 o’clock at night. I need to be able to get home at 5 o’clock so I can be there for making dinner for my kids and being with them when they get home from school. So we said fine. Let’s have a flexible schedule so you can have hours that work for you."
An unimpressed binder of women.
The real Mitt