What binder am I in?

I love running gags.  I love the Memes that develop online.  The best one to come out of the debate this week was all the binder jokes. I’d to work more, so perhaps Mitt Romney could fit me in one of his binders?  The “TV host, comic, vlogger” binder.  We are the bridge to no where of workers.

To be fair to Mitt and his binder beyond the Lily Ledbetter legislation Obama could have done better in his reply to the question of how to address the fact that women make 72 cents to a man’s dollar, as well.  Mary McNamera, TV critic for the LA times, had a pithy response to the back and forth.  Check it out, but this is one of my favorite parts

So we fixed that,” the president said. Et voila, pay equity all around! Instead of discussing how, say, that act might work for real women, he decided to turn a question about equal pay into an opportunity for him to point out his support for legal abortion and insurance coverage of contraceptives.

Because clearly any mention of women must prompt a discussion of abortion and contraception, and legal abortion and covered contraception should, somehow, make up for women not getting paid enough. (Memo to American management: Next time a man asks for a raise, just hand him a box of condoms.)

But, Romney’s boast that he got a “binder full of women” so he could get some new hires with a vagina has prompted the cargo load of jokes and memes.  It sounded at best a bit stiff and out of touch and worst insulting, “you got all the way to the governers office without knowing women of merit? All that business experience you had and you didn’t know some women to bring along?”

Not to mention, great you hired some broads, how does that help American women going forward?

Back to the jokes.. it’s the binder, people.  These are some of my favorites.

This is my fave.. perfect picture of Clinton.  Btw way, check out the twitter @pimpbillclinton  riot.

I was interviewing celebs on the Red Carpet with “The most interesting man in the world” showed up.  He crushed the Desperate Housewives and all others in terms of the crowds response.  He is a nice guy.

 

I have some empty binders if anyone needs them.

3 thoughts on “What binder am I in?

  1. Great post! Couldn’t have said it better! (not that anyone would assume that I could say it better than the daph master flash) I am surprising myself with how much rage I still have about Romney’s comments (as well as Obama not bringing up the paycheck fairness act, roe v. wade or freedom of choice act which he sponsored and said he was going to sign as soon as he got into office and then once there said it wasn’t a priority – Jesus!!). And Romney thinks it’s acceptable that I or any woman should depend on being in some binder on top of some head honcho guy asking for that binder to be considered for a leadership opportunity in the workplace??? Makes me fume.

  2. Evidently, that whole binder thing was completely inaccurate as well — the number of women in Romney’s administration in MA dropped drastically!

    My favorite meme was the Hillary Clinton/Blackberry tumblr where she says, “Romney still uses binders? LOL.”

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