Apparently, Komen is looking for a Director of Public Policy. Karen Handel’s current position is Vice President of Public Policy. Looks like somebody’s about to get got:
In the middle of the firestormy crap tornado that engulfed Susan G. Komen for the Cure last week, alittle job listing was quietly posted in a DC paper’s classified section. Could it be for Karen Handel’s replacement?
Ari Fleischer — who once criticized Planned Parenthood as a “partisan, ideological organization that receives undeserved positive coverage in the press”– secretly helped Komen for the Cure figure out what to do with its pesky Planned Parenthood problem.
Mona Charen of the National Review Online lamented that “it’s extremely disappointing that Komen has caved” but “it’s hardly surprising given the onslaught they’ve endured over the course of the last few days,” and NRO’s Daniel Foster charged Planned Parenthood with “gangsterism.”
The great thing about this Komen disaster is that I learned a lot about what Komen is really about: Komen seems to be about Komen. And while they are conveniently backpedaling (while talking out of both sides of their mouths), the pink cat is out of the bag with respect to their lobbying against breast-health, their “pinkwashing,” the millions spent to defend their trademark from use by other charities, and the lavish salaries the board members pay themselves.
We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
Pssssst. Komen. You know the purported reason you cut funding to Planned Parenthood – because they are under federal investigation? The rule you made up recently, right after hiring a rabid pro-forced-birther as VP of Public Policy?