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.