Was “Undecided” Questioner Catherine Fenton Former Media Coordinator of CodePink

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    The Volokh Conspiracy » Was “Undecided” Questioner Catherine Fenton Former Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island? [UPDATE: Probably not]

    How good was Gallup’s vetting of the questioners at the 2d Presidential debate held at Hofstra on Long Island?

    One explicitly feminist question was asked by undecided voter Catherine Fenton:

    And it’s Katherine Fenton, who has a question for you. QUESTION: In what new ways to [do] you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?

    By a strange coincidence, there happens to be a Catherine Fenton who in 2008 identified herself as the Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island.
     
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    uhhhh ohhhhh, more truths coming out.

    tut tut
     
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    So what if she is the same person? Can a Code Pink woman not be undecided? :confused:
     
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    Remember when David Duke said he left the KKK? Remember when Obama said he's not a muslim?
     
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    Bless your heart. You thought the questions weren't handed out before the debate.
     
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    Undecided people are either stupid or lying
     
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    Here come the excuses for poor poor Romney :(
     
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    yeah, be damned these things be fair to each person

    Cnn has a nasty habit of this type of deception
     
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    Instead of attacking the questioner, what was your problem with the question.

    Personally, I think the Liddy Ledbetter Act is kind of a bad law. It allows someone to come back and sue years after the fact, when a lot of the facts might not even be available. (Records are lost or not retained, supervisors and managers have moved on to other oppurtunities). A better law would be one that demands salary transparency now, and if an employer is paying someone more, they can justify it to the employee in real time, and if the employee isn't satisfied, then they have the option of either litigating or moving on to other oppurtunities.

    That said, Romney's answer was attrotious, because he's clearly the candidate of the folks in Wingtips, and not the folks in Steel Toes. Doesn't matter who asked the question, it was that Romney's answer was so bad. And when Obama hit him with his "I'll get back to you on that", it just underscored his "Etch-A-Sketch" moment.
     
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    Anything to distract from the fact that Bishop Willard even lied about the binders. He never went to women's groups. The women's groups prepared the binders BEFORE the election to give to whoever won, which happened to be Bishop Willard. Bishop Willard asked for nothing! There is nothing that sleazebag won't lie about.

    Mind The Binder - Talking Politics

    CROWLEY: Governor Romney, pay equity for women?

    ROMNEY: Thank you. An important topic, and one which I learned a great deal about, particularly as I was serving as governor of my state, because I had 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?"

    And -- and so we -- we 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.

    I was proud of the fact that after I staffed my Cabinet and my senior staff, that the University of New York in Albany did a survey of all 50 states, and concluded that mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America.

    Now one of the reasons I was able to get so many good women to be part of that team was because of our recruiting effort.

    Not a true story.

    What actually happened was that in 2002 -- prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration -- a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government. There were more than 40 organizations involved with the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (also bipartisan) as the lead sponsor.

    They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions. They presented this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.
     
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