The many recreations of the binder have failed to capture the cold bureaucratic spirit of the original, prepared by the bipartisan group of women called the Massachusetts Government Appointments Project, or MassGAP, and given to Romney after he was elected in 2002. Take these women's imagining of the binders, in this photo outside the Ohio Republican headquarters, tweeted by Talking Points Memo's Evan McMorris-Santoro:
The fantasy is always more exciting than the reality.
Update: Romney's binders full of women were really binders full of campaign donors, BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski reports. Several women nominated to senior positions had given money to his campaign. Which is progress, isn't it ladies? To be recognized for something other than anatomy, even if it's campaign donation loyalty.