See, this is what happens when you have young twerps running the show. They say stupid things, not realizing that because they’re now surrogates for a presidential campaign, people actually pay attention to what they say. Here’s the cloddish executive director of the New Hampshire GOP, Tory Mazzola, on why things like the Lilly Ledbetter law – which, lest anyone forget, arose out of a Supreme Court case in which a woman was refused the right to sue her employer even though she really was being paid less for the same work – are unnecessary.
That’s an unforced error, right there. And, for now, Mitt Romney owns it. He would do well to disavow it quickly, instead of offering mealy-mouthed non-answers like this one on whether he would have signed the law in the first place.
And now there is word, via email, that the NH Democratic party is jumping all over Mazzola’s gaffe:
Lilly Ledbetter, NH Democratic Leader Terie Norelli to Hold Press Conference Call, Respond to Romney Top NH Surrogate’s Opposition to Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Just days after Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to say if he supports or would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a top Romney surrogate in New Hampshire did not shy away from opposing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act….
New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli
What: Press conference call responding to Romney’s top NH surrogate opposing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and accusing women of “unnecessarily” demanding fair pay for equal work
When: TODAY April 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM ET
Get ready for lots of this kind of thing in the months to come.