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Romney Camp Fumbles Equal Pay For Women Question

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 11, 2012

Mitt Romney’s campaign was asked during a press call this morning if Romney supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which assists women in working to get equal work for equal pay. This bill was the first legislation President Obama signed into law, and conservative Republicans of the sort that make up the GOP base have been agitating for its repeal ever since.

The response: “We’ll get back to you.”

Somebody on Team Romney realized that this wasn’t the best way to try and prove to women voters that the GOP really isn’t at war on them, so an hour later, they tried again, stating that Romney did after all back the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Of course, this might sound a little more convincing if the Republican female legislators Mitt’s using for human shields, Mary Bono Mack and Cathy McMorris, hadn’t both voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Act. It might also have helped a bit if Romney, when he was in Wisconsin cuddling up to the anti-woman Paul Ryan and his bad joke of a budget, had anything besides warm-and-fuzzy words for Scott Walker, who just signed the bill repealing the Wisconsin version of the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

2 Responses to “Romney Camp Fumbles Equal Pay For Women Question”

  1. MEC said

    I saw a news photo yesterday of Romney surrounded by women to counter the effect of his Ledbetter fumble, but that photo isn’t going to help him much… the women “supporting” him were looking everywhere except at Romney. They looked like the wanted to be anywhere else.

    • Charles II said

      He probably passed the time before the photo op by telling them jokes.

      “Hey, my Dad married a woman once. He wanted to marry two or three, but they told him he’d have to go back to Mexico if he did.”

      He’s a real firecracker when he gets going.

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