From time to time I listen to the opposition to see how they are spinning current stories. Today, I tuned in to Rush Limbaugh to hear how "Binders Full Of Women" was going down in his warped world.
Of course, his explanation didn't come close to reality. He said Romney was "complimenting" women with his words and that most women recognized it as a compliment. WTF?
As a woman with 30+ years of banking experience under my bra (I don't normally wear a belt), I can tell you that I didn't respond with gratitude when Romney stood up there and said
because I had the -- the chance to pull together a Cabinet and all the applicants seemed to be men. And I -- and I went to my staff, and I said, how come all the people for these jobs are -- are all men? They said, well, these are the people that have the qualifications. And I said, well, gosh, can't we -- can't we find some -- some women that are also qualified?What I heard was the nameless male suit from my past who goshed and gollyed while he stole my raise and promotion to give it to the lunkhead guy I just trained. I felt used, I felt powerless, I felt...dare I say it? I felt fucked over. Granted, he was polite and all, but I still felt fucked over. So follow me below the orange wet spot below to find out what else Rush said today.
This part is from the call in portion of Rush's show. A young college coed in Gainesville, Florida named Rebecca called in to express her abject fear that an undecided voter on a Faux News focus group stated that her indecision was not between Obama and Romney but between Romney and not voting at all. And she reported that some students on her campus had expressed the same thing. Then came the following exchange.
REBECCA: This is my first election. I'm voting.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you. Vote three or four times. It's Florida. You're a student. They'll think you're voting for Obama. They'll let you in there as many times as you can get in. Just kidding.
RUSH: Just kidding, folks, just having fun with the caller here. You're very shrewd to pick up on that, and I'm glad that you called and reminded me, because -- by the way, you're a student. Do you have everything you need? Do you have an iPad?
REBECCA: No. Actually, my mom does, but I don't have one. I thought about buying it.
RUSH: Would your mom be upset if I gave you one?
REBECCA: I don't think so.
RUSH: Let's try it.
RUSH: If she gets upset, you can always send it back.
REBECCA: All right.
RUSH: That won't happen. Hang on, Rebecca, and Mr. Snidley will get your address and we'll FedEx you an iPad and you'll have it tomorrow.
Then he took a commercial break.
Now, I don't know about you, but that sure sounded like a sleazy little bribe to me. Do you suppose all Rebecca's sorority sisters will call Uncle Rush and promise to vote if he sends them an iPad, too? How many iPads can a 400 million dollar contract buy? Do you suppose he gets to write-off the iPad as a business expense?