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View Diary: About Mitt Romney's 'binders full of women'? Guess what. It's BS. (298 comments)

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  •  Please, please, please Kaili Joy... (23+ / 0-)

    go back on this diary and fill in the facts. It's too *&^% hard for people to have to do research themselves, or have to read through dozens of loopy comments to find basic facts:

    -- Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus

    -- Massachusetts Government Appointments Project

    Then your pay-off punches give two major statements with no support whatsoever:

    -- None of the senior positions Romney cared about -- budget, business development, etc. -- went to women.

    -- Secondly, a UMass-Boston study found that the percentage of senior-level appointed positions held by women actually declined throughout the Romney administration[.]
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    MassGAP says this on the web site:

    Between January 2002 and July 2004, 42% of the new gubernatorial appointments made by Governor Mitt Romney were women. Massachusetts was widely recognized for that achievement and MassGAP was given credit for it. In a survey by the State University of New York (SUNY), Massachusetts was ranked first in the nation in the percentage of women holding top state positions. As the Boston Globe noted at that time, “Women fill 10 of 20 top positions in Governor Mitt Romney’s administration, making the Commonwealth one of five states that come close to matching the percentage of top women appointees to the proportion of women in the overall population.”
    And the detail:
    The Romney Cabinet

    Commonwealth Development - Douglas Foy
    / Andrew Gottlieb

    Transportation - Daniel A. Grabauskas / John Cogliano

    Housing & Community Development - Jane Wallis Gumble

    Environmental Affairs - Ellen Roy Herzfelder
    / Stephen Pritchard / Robert W. Golledge, Jr.

    Economic Development - Robert Pozen / Ranch C. Kimball

    Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation - Beth Lindstrom / Janice S. Tatarka    

    Business & Technology - Barbara Berke
    / Renee Fry / Deborah Shufrin

    Workforce Development - Jane C. Edmonds

    Health and Human Services - Ron Preston / Timothy R. Murphy

    Elder Affairs - Jennifer Davis Carey

    Labor - Angelo R. Buonopane / Gayl Mileszko

    Administration & Finance     Eric Kriss
    / Thomas Trimarco

    Veterans' Services - Thomas G. Kelley

    Public Safety & Homeland Security - Edward A. Flynn / Robert C. Haas

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    One position went back from a woman to a man. Big whoop....

    MassGAP had overwhelming support among professioanl women. It is the model for such operations around the country.

    And yes, they steamrolled the newly elected Governor Romney. That's the big story. Romney lying again.

    Romney continues to lie about everything. No exceptions. He is much more comfortable lying than telling a truth -- he likes the sense of superiority putting his BS over on his audience.

    He has believed since he was a teenager that he was destined to fulfill the fringe/cultish White Horse Prophecy from the same Joseph Smith who founded the Mormon religion. To become president. To become the "conqueror," "One Mighty and Strong" on that white horse. To bully and lie his way through politics -- because his lies are protected magically. (This "prophecy" is Joseph Smith's single worst piece of work. Officially, LDS rejects it.)

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