KATHERINE FENTON: In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?
MITT ROMNEY: Now, one of the reasons I was able to get so many good women to be part of our team was because of our recruiting effort, but number two, because I recognized that if you’re going to have women in the workforce, that sometimes they need to be more flexible. My chief of staff, for instance, had two kids that were still in school. She said, I can’t be here until 7:00 or 8:00 at night. I need to be able to get home at 5:00 so I can be there for — making dinner for my kids and being with them when they get home from school. So we said, fine, let’s have a flexible schedule so you can have hours that work for you.
A woman in Mitt Romney’s binder
Was given this gentle reminder:
“You’ll be home by six
And dinner you’ll fix.”
(Her husband knows just where to find her.)