“Karl? Who’s Karl?”

God, when will Karl Rove just fucking go away?

“We’re so sorry,” said Nancy. “We’re so sorry. But we just have to reverse course.” [...]

Nancy’s reply stunned me. “Karen, I’ve talked to a lot of people. And even Karl says we have to backtrack. There’s just no other way.”

“Karl? Who’s Karl?”

She looked at me strangely as if I should know exactly who she was talking about. She said, “Karl Rove!”

“Nancy” would be Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder and CEO Nancy Brinker; “Karen” is Komen’s former senior vice president for public policy.

The quote is from Karen Handel’s forthcoming book “Planned Bullyhood,” where she portrays Planned Parenthood as an all-powerful group of thugs and reveals such juicy tidbits as angry phone calls to Brinker from Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Oh, boo fucking hoo. I don’t know if this story is true or not but if it is, Wasserman Schultz gets my thanks. Because Wasserman Schultz is a breast cancer survivor. So yeah, she has a personal interest making sure women have access to breast cancer screenings, even at places like Planned Parenthood. I would’ve made some pissed off phone calls to Nancy Brinker if I had her direct line, too.

But I’m getting waaay off topic here. No, there’s a lot astonishing here but we can start with the degree to which the Komen organization was (is?) so closely connected to Republican Party insiders and operatives. To the point where they back off a policy because “even Karl said so.”

I mean, I had no idea. I wonder if any of Komen’s corporate sponsors knew they were getting involved with a partisan political organization disguised by breast cancer advocacy?

What’s really amusing is seeing the reaction from the anti-choice crowd. Shocked — shocked! — to discover they have been useful idiots for the Republican Party, trotted out when politically expedient and told to shut up when they start hurting the party’s image.

Suckers.

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  1. deep

    not enough facepalms in the world for this kind of idiocy. It’s like Rinse Pleebus saying that Obama Sympathizes with terrorists because the Romney campaign said so…. hours after Obama condemned terrorists.

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  2. SB, this just proves how very involved and how much free tax dollars are supporting the crazed right wing ‘right to life’ crap…the Catholic Church, the Mormon Sect, the AFC, all the Congress doofuses who FELL for the outrageous theories of procreation, how women can “protect” themselves from RAPE-induced babies, “naturally”. Thank God that that screwball Akin revealed where all this myth came from, the foundation of why he and Ryan sponsored the 55 bills against women and their medical rights. And the fact that they put all this NONSENSE, this HUGE lie about reproductive health IN THEIR platform and IN RYAN”s BUDGET…says it all. Personally I am not willing to have my daughters and granddaughters turned into ANIMALS of the basis of NO scientific logic, NO medical facts, none.