The Romney campaign is going to get some mileage out of this. The Lilly Ledbetter Act is supposed to be the biggest advance for women since suffrage. But Joe Biden lurched off message about it at a campaign event, in an attempt to paint its opponents as even more hostile to women:
All the Lilly Ledbetter said was if a woman finds out she’s been treated and treated wrongly, cheated in terms of her salary and benefits at work, that she’s able to sue from the moment she finds out. That’s all it said. Because they were locked out…if you didn’t learn within two years you were being cheated then you’re out of luck. But we changed the law. It’s not a big–it’s a big deal for women, but it’s not a big deal in terms of equal pay. But it’s an important…and they couldn’t even support that.