One of then Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts staff members has now stepped forward, accusing him of not asking for a binder of women to select a qualified candidate to serve in his administration. If true, the accusation directly contradicts what he said on national TV during the second presidential debate, damaging his candidacy.
“He didn’t ask for a binder of women,” said the former staff member. “He asked for a binder of big bird women.”
Initially, Gov. Romney’s staff was baffled by the bizarre request.
“We all said, ‘What?!” the former staffer said.
However, Gov. Romney repeated his request in writing on a Post-It note.
Gov. Romney’s staff immediately began working on putting together a binder of big bird women.
“We made calls to the local chapter of the National Audubon Society and a paper mill,” said the ex-staffer.
Despite their calls, the staff got nowhere.
“They just kept hanging up on us,” said the former staffer.
Finally, someone got an idea.
“We got a list of qualified female candidates from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce,” said the former staffer. “And ordered a binder from the printer in bright canary yellow.”
When the staff presented the yellow binder titled “Binder of Big Bird Women” to the governor, he opened it up and with his eyes closed, randomly picked out a name with his index finger.
“There,” reportedly said Gov. Romney, peeking through one eye. “Hire her. She looks qualified.”