During the second Presidential Debate, Mitt Romney explained that when he was elected Governor of Massachusetts, he was so upset that his putative cabinet did not have any females that he sought out women’s groups to send him qualified candidates. In response to his heartfelt request, these groups sent him “binders full of women.”
There are, in fact, two lies; a compounding that defies logic.
1. Romney did not have an epiphany on assuming office that his cabinet was bereft of women.
2. Romney did not ask for binder full of women, as his campaign had already reached an agreement with Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP) prior to the election and had signed a pledge that they would work with MassGAP to appoint qualified women.
The fundamental problem with being a chronic liar is that you have to keep the lies straight. Perhaps the governor could use these handy file binders.
Remember Rosie Ruiz? She was the gal who finished the Boston Marathon in 1980 in record time, in fact winning the women’s race. Small problem; it seemed that Rosie was tired of the tedium of running one foot after another, so she allegedly cheated and rushed out to join the marathon in the last few legs. She was subsequently disqualified.
The Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth is considered a particularly hard run and few people can finish it in less than three hours. In an extraordinary move, one person who had never run a marathon in his life said that he had finished Grandma’s in two hours and fifty some minutes. Extraordinary. So extraordinary that the funner had to retract his boast; his real time was four hours and one minute. That runner is Paul Ryan, the Rosie Ruiz of Grandma’s.