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Subject: Karen Handel: Slow Learner Date: 12/13/2012 6:01 PM
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Karen Handel is the former Susan G. Komen director who was forced to resign for her idiotic decision to stop funding cancer screening conducted by Planned Parenthood. At the time Handel said it wasn't political and it was really just an attempt to keep the focus on Komen's core mission.

Well, it turns out it was political after all, as Handel explains:

"Public scrutiny around Planned Parenthood was really growing ... so [they] decided to make mammograms and that they were a primary deliverer of health services one of their key messages," she said in defense of Komen's decision to stop their grants.

In other words, PP was starting to be viewed as something more than a birth control provider, and Handel couldn't live with that. But it gets worse. Read on:

"They literally co-opted the color pink, and for most people the color pink is associated with the fight against breast cancer. Their website, everything they did was pink, pink, pink, wrapping themselves in what I like to call a cloak of legitimacy."

Planned Parenthood was using the wrong color! Obviously this cannot stand!

Much to her dismay, Handel found out PP was bigger than she was. But it really wasn't about PP. Reproductive rights are an important issue for a lot of women and a lot of men too. Getting those rights wasn't easy, and people are strongly motivated to try to preserve them. Mitt Romney learned much the same lesson, losing the female vote by a whopping 18 points, after running on a campaign of pledging to defund Planned Parenthood, overturning Roe v. Wade, backing legislation that would allow employers to deny women birth control coverage, and of course not ever saying if he favored equal pay for equal work.

Now she wants to run for governor, so she's picking a fight with Planned Parenthood. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, is she?


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/karen-handel-susan-...
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