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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dis Ninja | Mitt Romney On Women and Minorities: They Don't Want To Work at Bain

Mitt Romney Bain Women
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at The Grove in Chesapeake, Va., on Oct. 17, 2012. (PHOTO: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Click on the link to read the HuffPost story by Christina Wilkie.  Excerpt below:

'As a newly elected, incoming governor in late 2002, Mitt Romney said he was forced to instruct his staff to "find some women that are qualified" for positions in his administration because all the candidates, "seemed to be men."

The result was the now infamous "binders full of women," comment Romney made during Tuesday night's presidential debate, a reference to a report given to Romney by a women's group, which contained the names of women who should be considered for positions in the Massachusetts state government.

But Tuesday night wasn't the first time the Republican presidential candidate has gotten into trouble trying to explain how difficult it is for him to find "qualified" women for senior positions.

In 1994, when Romney challenged the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe first raised the question of why there were so few women and minorities employed at Bain Capital Partners, the Boston-based private equity group Romney founded. At the time, all 95 vice presidents of the firm were white, and only nine were women.' Mitt Romney On Women At Bain: They Don't Want To Work There.

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