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Komen-tastic: Is Karen Handel Out of a Job?

Jezebel flagged this job listing that looks suspiciously like a listing for Karen Handel’s job.

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?

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Komen-tastrophe: Ari Fleischer's Paws Were in the Planned Parenthood Pie

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.

From Think Progress:

Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush and prominent right-wing pundit, secretly helped guide Komen Foundation’s disastrous strategy regarding Planned Parenthood. Fleischer personally interviewed candidates for the position of “Senior Vice President for Communications and External Relations” at Komen last December. According to a source with first-hand knowledge, Fleischer drilled prospective candidates during their interviews on how they would handle the controversy about Komen’s relationship with Planned Parenthood.

Fleischer’s relationship with Komen and the Planned Parenthood controversy was previously undisclosed.

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The Most Heroic Response To The Susan G. Komen Foundation You Will Ever See

What breast cancer is, and what it is not!

This woman is a true inspiration.  I cried, I laughed, and then I clapped at the end:

Bravo!

(h/t @findbenjamin)

[via MoveOn]

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The Wingnuts are Predictably Butt-hurt About Komen's 'Cave'

After two days of gloating over Komen’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood, Wingnut Nation now has a great big sad about Komen’s non-reversal reversal:

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.”

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Komen's Backpedaling and the Pink Ribbons Trailer [updated]

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.

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Komen Bends to Pressure; "Will Continue to Fund Existing Grants, including Planned Parenthood" [updated]

Well that was fast

Dallas News is reporting that Komen for the Cure just released a statement from Nancy Brinker and the Komen Board of Directors:

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.

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Komen-tastrophe: Pink Guns for the Cure?!

What the–

Really?  First of all, it’s tacky as hell.  Second of all — really!?

Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman [sic] Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Yooooo-Hooooo! Komen? Another of Your Grant Recipients is Affiliated with an Institute Under Investigation!

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?

You have another grant recipient who is in the same boat:  the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, who is, of course, affiliated with Penn State University, which is, as you probably know, under  investigation for covering up alleged child rape by one of its employees. I linked to part four of the series I did on the issue, and it has links to the other three posts I wrote if you care to read more about the case.
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Komen for the Cure Lobbied Against Breast-Health Agenda, including Lobbying Against ACA

 The  Komen Kloset is open, the skeletons are tumbling out, and it’s not pretty.

It’s becoming apparent that Komen for the Cure’s primary focus is Komen for the Cure, and not what is best for breast cancer patients, particularly low-income breast cancer patients.

Otherwise, how does one explain lobbying Congress to refuse support for bills  that would promote breast health for such women?

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