Big Bird’s resume

One top female administrator whose résumé ended up in Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” and was hired by the former Massachusetts governor said Wednesday that she wasn’t bothered by his comments during Tuesday’s debate on a question of equal pay.

Ruth Bramson, former chief human resources director for Romney, said that she watched the debate and did not have a negative reaction to the “binders full of women” comment, which lit up Twitter and other social media.

“Yes, I was a woman in the binders. I don’t think that’s true at all,” she told POLITICO about the critical reaction. “We were the women in the binder. There was no question about it. While he may not have initiated the process, he certainly used the résumés of the women in the binders to bring in some very talented people.”

From 2003 to 2007, Bramson handled union contracts and labor issues for the Romney administration and went through MassGAP’s vetting process that eventually placed her résumé in one of the binders, she said.

MassGAP, a coalition of women’s groups led by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, made the binders in an effort to pressure Romney and his Democratic challenger to appoint women to senior-level posts

Which he did.

I imagine someone would have had a problem with him calling women “resumes” too.


  1. kinlaw
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 8:43 am |

    “I imagine someone would have had a problem with him calling women “resumes” too.”

    They’re getting too silly to even predict, but probably so.

  2. DougM (November is coming)
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:00 am |

    Dems don’t need real issues, they just need stuff to say.
    You know, rationalizations for a stupid decision they’ve already made.

    Now, if the binder had been labeled “Sammich makers,” then yeah.

    Notice how the left has now turned Romney’s entire female staff into equal-opportunity hires.

  3. DougM (November is coming)
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:07 am |


  4. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:26 am |

  5. Justin Credible
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:44 am |

    Someone in my Twitter timeline wondered if there was much overlap in those offended by Romney’s binders and those who bought/read the 50 Shades of Gray books.

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:51 am |

    Natch, this morning the innerpipes a plugging up w pitchers of real women, wrapped in a big binder! [...let the RAT tears flow...]

  7. mech
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 10:54 am |

    I had a similar thought, Justin (5). But since I haven’t read the book (and prolly won’t in this life or any other) I resisted posing the question.

    Another thought could be how many experienced in ancient Japanese women’s footwear were offended.

    Or for that matter those who shod themselves with three ring office supplies.

  8. Ironic in Denver
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm |

    I can see the Playboy spread now: “Romney’s Binder Girls.”

    Of course it’s possible that those particular Binder Women aren’t eager to appear in a Playboy spread…. Okay, I can see The Onion parody of it. Good thing the election’s probably too close for anyone to throw something together and get it published.

    And now for news of some women who likely weren’t in Romney’s binders:

    Sandra Fluke spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno. Looks like her 15 minutes of fame may be about up:

    Not much need to click through, the head liner pretty much covers it.

    Meanwhile, in the utterly predictable development department, Colombian Prostitute … to Publish Book on Secret Service Sex Scandal:

    Okay, it’s more interesting reading (yawn, a little anyway) than Sandra Fluke, plus there’s her fetching and much published pic right there in the article. I wonder if the Porn Movie she might make is gonna be titled “Room Service” too?

  9. geezerette
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm |

    Why would Romney have to defend that statement when the ignorance of anyone who doesn’t know what he meant is so obvious?

  10. LLoyd
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm |

    The left has gone full tilt bozo. I mean MsEmporess couldn’t even attend the Dinner Roast the other night. Still not proud of her country. Bitch.

    And Romney was better than most ‘comedians’ I’ve heard lately. What a delivery he has! Loved the “My job is to develop a good plan and get America back to work again and the MEDIA’S plan is to not let you know about it!”

    Bwhahhahahahahahaha So much truth in that one.

  11. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    Sandra Fluke appearing at the Sak ‘N Save.

    Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, don’t they?…..

  12. Ironic in Denver
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm |

    ^ Hee. I thought of resurrecting my little joke from the early Fluke days about a condom being a tiny little sack or some such, but I don’t remember what it was.

  13. Freddie Sykes
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 11:47 am |

    Am I the only sick one or does anyone else have a word association with binders and bondage?

    I find it interesting that Obama made a deal about Seamus on the roof of the car but not the unnamed puppy on the roof of his mouth. Similarly, Obama is tickle by Romney’s reference to binders of women but Mitt would be too classy to recall that Obama’s mama posed for bondage magazines.

    What the hey! If Obama made political points lying about his mama’s health insurance coverage, I will go with my word association.