The force behind the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood resigned this morning over what she called a “gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, [its] rationale, and my involvement in [the decision]”
Karen Handel had proudly stepped out in front of the issue and maintains she had a role in the decision, but insists it was not politically motivated. And in the very next breath she says “I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve.”
Handel remained defiant in the face of mounting evidence that she’s just plain lying.
But all of that may be spitting into the wind for Handel who will be remembered as the woman who in a mere 24 hours decimated the Komen brand.
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