Karen Handel, the former senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, accused Planned Parenthood of extortion during an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network. [...]
“It’s clear that Planned Parenthood proactively went to [the Associated Press],” Handel said. “On top of that, what is even more disturbing is the gross mischaracterization of the decision, the solid evidence that this was a premeditated, orchestrated attack on a breast cancer organization.”
I love the smell of Righteous Indignation in the morning. Smells like… BULLSHIT.
Seriously: a “premeditated, orchestrated attack” by Planned Parenthood? A “shakedown”??
How is that even possible? The shit didn’t hit the fan until after Komen made the announcement about cutting PP’s funding, and even then it was largely an outraged, spontaneous grassroots response on social media. (It was in fact a glorious testimony to the mountain-moving power of the Internets in the hands of Angry Citizens.)
Sorry Karen, but everyone knows what happened here and no amount of demented, bizarro-world tap-dancing will change it. The sad and sorry little factoid that defunding Planned Parenthood has been your “signature issue” since, like, forever (or at least long before you infested the Komen organization) is what they refer to in poker as “the tell“.
In that spirit, I’ll see your phony shakedown and raise you a live one: