Tuesday, 6 November 2012

There are binders full of women?

So I generally try to avoid as much news and news media as possible. Especially when it comes to America because it makes me fearful for the future of the planet. I have been doing my absolute best to avoid anything containing the words Mitt or Romney as just the sound of his name makes me shudder and makes my uterus fear for its future rights. However today, thanks to the lovely Kacy, I was introduced to the little faux par Mittens (Romney's adorable nickname) made that has sparked a hilarious collection of memes. I thought I'd share my favourites here.

For those of you who don't know the back story like I didn't, here it is:

On October 16th, 2012, the second U.S. presidential debate took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. During the debate, an undecided voter by the name of Katherine Fenton asked both candidates about pay inequality for women, to which Romney replied with an anecdote about how he sought to form a gender-balanced cabinet during his governorship in Massachusetts:

“And I said, ‘Well, gosh, can’t we -- can’t we find some -- some women that are also qualified? 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."

So here's the funniness

 this is my almost favourite...

And my absolute favourite...


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