Mitt Romney might not be the youngest candidate in the presidential race, but he is clearly the winner when it comes to providing the best fodder for social networking. The first debate gave Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the Internet a wide array of Big Bird memes after Romney said he would fire the seven-foot avian. His latest, based on a lie in which he claimed that he “took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women’s groups and said: ‘’Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Release the ridicule! One of the most amusing sources is the typically anything-but-amusing Amazon.com customer comment section. On the Avery Durable View Binder (a one-time staple for school children everywhere), the listing has been hijacked by people skewering Romney for his, shall we say, badly stated comment. Here are just a few:
This reviewer is upset because the binder only works 53% of the time.
This reviewer is happy that she finally gets a new binder, one without the stench of AK-47 gunpowder from the children of single mothers.
This one complains that the women won’t stay still.
This one was thrilled for getting the binder for just 70% of what the binder full of men cost.
There is no word on whether more people are actually ordering the binders.