The Susan G Komen for the Cure foundation has gone into full damage-control mode in order to reverse the perception that they let politics affect their charity work … by “getting help on crisis communication from Ari Fleischer“, former White House press secretary for the George W Bush administration.
And be sure to read Margaret and Helen’s rant about Komen.
UPDATE: Karen Handel, the former politician turned VP of Policy for Komen, and widely reported as the driving force behind Komen attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, has resigned. Ironically, her efforts to inject politics into Komen’s activities, which nearly destroyed the charity, are expected to burnish her conservative bonafides and may remake her political career.
Is this now what it means to be a conservative politician — a willingness to destroy the organization you work for (charity, country, whatever) and endanger the lives of innocent parties (in this case, the women who would not be able to get breast screenings at PP) in the name of ideology?