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A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:44:59 PM »
A Binder full of the West Wing Women
Inspired by Maureen Dowd

Josh walked to the door of his office with a slightly bewildered look on his face. He then called, “Donna,” when she did not magically appear out of nowhere, he raised the volume of his Donna call. “Donna,” he shouted again as he looked at a binder full of women.

Pouting as she approached with Margret in tow. “Josh, Margaret and I are about to go to lunch. Couldn't whatever crisis this is wait till we get back?” Donna asked. Josh did not respond with words he just held the binder full of women in front of Donna's face.

As Josh lowered the binder he asked, “Why is there a binder full of women on my desk where there should be a report on our search for a new White House counsel's lawyer?”

As quickly as she could Donna replied. “The Chief White House counsel said he is trying to bring some diversity to the office. That all the women in the binder are very qualified some may be over qualified. He just needs you to pick a couple so he can hire them.” Donna then turn towards Margret, takes her by the arm and says, “I think it is safe for us to go to lunch now.” Margret just gives one her slightly confused nods. And they both turn to leave.

Josh opens the binder full of women and starts to browse through it again. In a slightly raised voice Josh calls to Donna, “Who do he thinks I am. Does he think I am Kurt Russell visiting a brothel in 'Big Trouble in Little China'.” Josh words intrigued Margaret.

Margaret turned around and rushed toward Josh. She queried, “Is that how they do it at brothels?” Noticing that that may not have sounded  right, she added, “Not the sex stuff but the actual picking of the women.” Josh was now looking at Donna with that, did she really just ask me that, face. Before he could actually speak again Margaret looked at Donna and said, “I thought it would be more like a parade so you could get a 3D look at the women you wanted to spend time with.” Out of the corner of his eye Josh saw Will approaching.

Before Will could greet anyone Josh came with. “You traveled a lot over seas when your dad was in the Navy. Did you ever visit a brothel? Because Margaret here wants to know how you pick the girls you want to spend time with.” There was a cocky smile on Josh's face and a look of eager anticipation on Margaret's face as they both looked at Will. The open binder of women had caught Will's eye during Josh's tease of him and Margaret.

Will put both hands in his pockets and in a very serious tone told them. “ I personally have never been to a brothel,” he then removed his left hand from his pocket and finished with, “But a friend of mine once visited one in Greece, in fact he left with a souvenir.” Before any one could say any thing Will took the binder full of women from Josh's hand and said, “It kind of looked liked this binder you have here. A new D.C. Madam in town?”

Margaret looked Will in the eye and said in a serious way, with a look, that only Margaret could do. “That is not a brothel binder, the women in there are lawyers.” She touched Will's arm and nodded.

Which prompted Donna to say, “Some would say there is no difference.” Everyone was starring at Donna now, “What, like no one else was thinking the same thing,” she quipped. They all nodded in agreement.
 
As the group started to disband. Josh asked Will, “How was your friends experience?”

Will replied, “Like most things the book was better.” Josh smiled turned and went back into his office.

As Margaret and Donna turned to leave, Margaret told Donna, “I think we would be better than the book.”

Donna's, “I know we would,” brought and even bigger smile to Josh's face. Even Will thought to himself they probably would be.


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« Last Edit: October 25, 2012, 09:58:53 PM by bbell »
You must forgive them. So many people did not slay the bogey man living under their bed as a child. Thus they feel him everywhere, hence the need to always carry a gun. Living in fear of the bogey man is a heavy burden for people to carry. So sad. 

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Re: A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 06:30:38 AM »
This is what happens when you don't have a binder:

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Re: A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 06:32:40 AM »
Romney's Record On Women
Women for Mitt

"Women have become accustomed to strong words from politicians on equality and our role in the world. They are, after all, trying to win our votes. But when Mitt Romney talks about women, when he says he believes that we can do any job a man can do, I know from experience that he’s speaking from the heart.

I served as Lt. Governor with Mitt Romney when he was Governor of Massachusetts. In fact, of the twenty top positions in the Romney administration, ten of them were filled by women, more than any other state in the nation. Romney's Chief of Staff was a woman – Beth Myers. As we took office, our administration actively sought to recruit the best and brightest women the Commonwealth had to offer. And Governor Romney wasn’t just checking a box. He sought out our counsel, and he listened to our advice. We didn’t always agree, but we were always respected. Mitt Romney didn’t judge the people who were in his administration by their gender. He wanted the best, male or female. There’s no greater evidence that Mitt Romney will represent all Americans than his record of treating all people fairly and impartially. His was a brand of leadership that got things done by bringing people together, not dividing them.

We need that kind of leadership today. People are hurting in this country, and women especially have been suffering. The numbers are stark. Five-and-a-half million women are unemployed. Under President Obama, the number of women living in poverty has climbed to a record high of nearly twenty-six million.

Despite President Obama’s best efforts—and despite his soaring rhetoric—his policies simply haven’t worked. In the two debates we have seen so far, we’ve heard the President give excuses for his disappointments, but we haven’t heard him offer a specific plan or concrete proposals detailing how the next four years will be any different than the last four years.

We can’t afford four more years of the status quo.

What we need is change, and that is precisely what Governor Romney is offering. He has a plan that will create twelve million new jobs, one that will get our economy moving again and lift Americans back out of poverty. He’ll do it by offering strong leadership and by working across the aisle with Republicans and Democrats.

I know that he can accomplish these goals because I have seen him do it before. And when he does succeed, millions of women will have good jobs with rising pay and new opportunities to fulfill their dreams. That is the kind of empowerment and equality that we need now more than ever." - Kerry Healey, Former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
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Re: A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 11:54:23 AM »
BBel, I enjoyed West Wing even though I'm a Conservative with Libertarian tendancies on the Social side.  I assume that seen actually happened in the show...it sounded familiar even if Dowd rewrote it.  Very funny exchange.  Anyway, "binder full of wormen" probably isn't the best characterization of reviewing resumes, but the message is the same.  We need to count women equally and then by qualification and character.  The only way to start is by reviewing a "binder of resumes from qualified women."  Then pick those that are qualified and are a good fit for your Administration or Company.  I think Josh hopefully learned a lesson, but likely didn't since Will had to take the binder from him.  No one took the binder away from Mitt Romney.  He chose wisely.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 11:56:33 AM by Pavelow »
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Re: A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 03:45:16 PM »
Pavelow

Maureen Dowd piece was something she wrote. It did not take place on the West Wing. But I would not doubt it if she did not run it by Sorkin first. When it comes to satire Maureen Dowd is Mt. Everest, I am a best an ant hill.

Any way my piece is a mash up of several situations on the West Wing. They were always looking to replace somebody on that show or fill a new job. Ainsley Hayes for White House counsel comes to mind for my bit.

As for the binder quote from Mitt. It was not the binder it was the way he said it. The binder was true, because actually, a woman's group put together the binder, and they were handing them out to many political officials to help them to staff women to political offices. What made people ears perk up is that there have been a few documentaries on high end escorts. The women pictures and profiles are kept in binder form or notebook or dossier form. But if I recall at least two stories used the word binder to describe how the women sexual profiles were kept.

    
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 03:46:47 PM by bbell »
You must forgive them. So many people did not slay the bogey man living under their bed as a child. Thus they feel him everywhere, hence the need to always carry a gun. Living in fear of the bogey man is a heavy burden for people to carry. So sad. 

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Re: A Binder full of the West Wing Women (Maureen Dowd inspired)
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 09:37:19 AM »
And the Left's insistence on making that connection with whores is just discusting.  Saw it on MSNBC and CNN.  Another failed attempt to paint Romney as the evil doer in the Left's accusation that the GNP is waging a "war on women."  Granted, Romney needed to chose his words better, but there was absolutely no intent to offend based on a binder of whores.  Good grief.  Time to let go of the Alinsky book.  Reads like a spoiled child fighting on a playground.
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