After Mitt Romney’s campaign started out the morning with a nice big bowl of FAIL by not knowing whether Mitt supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Team Mitt put their heads together and decided—after about an hour of deep soul-searching—that supporting equal pay for women would probably be a good idea. Benjy Sarlin at TPM reports that according to campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul, Mitt has a rather bold stand on that:
He supports pay equity and is not looking to change current law.
Well, ladies, Mitt may have a plan to get rid of Planned Parenthood, but at least he’s cool with leaving equal pay intact.
Oh, and in the time it took Team Mitt to come up with that oh-so-bold position, Lilly Ledbetter herself issued a response:
I was shocked and disappointed to hear that Mitt Romney is not willing to stand up for women and their families. If he is truly concerned about women in this economy, he wouldn’t have to take time to ‘think’ about whether he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This Act not only ensures women have the tools to get equal pay for equal work, but it means their families will be better served also. Women earn just 77 cents to every dollar that men earn for the same job, which is why President Obama took decisive action and made this the first bill that he signed when he took office. Women should have the ability to take their bosses to court to get the same pay as their male coworkers. Anyone who wants to be President of the United States shouldn’t have to think about whether they support pursuing every possible avenue to ensuring women get the same pay for the same work as men. Our economic security depends on it.
Come on, Mitt. It’s general election time. Try to keep up.