The Huffington Post has an interesting article about Karen Handel’s role in the Susan G. Komen fiasco (spoiler alert: Handel was much more active than Komen has admitted).
But the article quotes Ari Fleischer, George W. Bush’s former Press Secretary who’s now working for Komen, saying “Komen is a great group, but politically speaking, they’re no match for Planned Parenthood.”
What a liar! He tries to make Panned Parenthood sound like it’s so politically powerful, when the backlash came totally from the grassroots.
In fact, Komen is the group with the heavy-hitting connections:
- CEO — Nancy Brinker, George W. Bush ambassador
- Senior Vice President for Public Policy — Karen Handel, Georgia Republican candidate for Governor and former staffer in George H.W. Bush administration
- Public Relations — Ari Fleischer, George W. Bush Press Secretary
For making shit up (but that’s what he was hired to do), Ari Fleischer can Bite Me!
See also: http://www.newser.com/story/139101/pro-life-komen-vp-pushed-defunding-report.html
Karen Handel now trumpets her anti-abortion work at Komen, as she runs for the U.S. Senate: