In the heat of the political debate on who will be America’s next president, Mitt Romney trended on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
It was in line of Romney’s gaffe “binders full of women.” That immediately got the attention of the whole American netizen that gave birth to meme’s, theme parodies, a Facebook page with 200,000 followers, a Tumblr Trend page, and a string of Twitter jokes.
In all of these, TechCrunch posted the governor’s full response.
Here is the whole quotation from the TechCrunch site:
ROMNEY: Thank you. And important topic, and one which I learned a great deal about, particularly as I was serving as governor of my state, because I had the chance to pull together a cabinet and all the applicants seemed to be men.
And I – and I went to my staff, and I said, “How come all the people for these jobs are – are all men.” They said, “Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.” And I said, “Well, gosh, can’t we – can’t we find some – some women that are also qualified?”
ROMNEY: And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. 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. I was proud of the fact that after I staffed my Cabinet and my senior staff, that the University of New York in Albany did a survey of all 50 states, and concluded that mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America.