Mitt Romney's story about culling "binders full of women" in order to make sure there were women in his cabinet in Massachusetts didn't happen quite like he said it did in Tuesday's town hall debate, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent reports.
The tale isn’t quite how he told it, according to Liz Levin, the chair of a women’s group that was right in the middle of the story at the time.
In fact, Levin tells me, the groups initiated contact with him and urged him to hire more women — when he was still a candidate — and began creating the binders themselves on their own initiative before he took office. In fairness to Romney, she says, he did agree to work with them…
“He did not initiate our project,” Levin says. “He was the recipient of a project we put together.”