Commentary Magazine


Boo Hoo Hoo, Sniff Sniff Sniff

Apologies, O Ladies of the Internet.

Mitt Romney mentioned “binders full of women” in describing his (extremely successful) efforts to hire women for top-level jobs when he was governor of Massachusetts.   We all knew exactly what he meant, but really; boo hoo hoo, sniff sniff sniff — the phraseology!

So shocking that Mr. Romney seems to have forgotten about your too, too delicate sensibilities.

In my day, people with too much time on their hands and an axe to grind filled up their empty hours writing (by hand) lengthy and dense letters about their obscure obsessions to newspaper and magazine editors.  Now, it seems, they fill up their empty seconds tweeting, memeing and tumblring.

Asinine as it all is, at least the kerfuffle has provided us with this priceless gem.