Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, February 4, 2012 6:47 pm

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight fires again

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 6:47 pm
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You can’t make this crap up:

Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush and prominent right-wing pundit, was secretly involved in the Komen Foundation’s 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 …

In November, Komen advertised for a top level communications position in Roll Call. Promising applicants received a call from Fleischer. The advertisement is no longer posted on the Roll Call website, but a portion is accessible via Google:

According to a source, during at least one interview, Planned Parenthood was a major topic of conversation. Fleischer indicated that he had discussed the Planned Parenthood issue with Komen’s CEO, Nancy Brinker, and that she was at her wits end about how to proceed.

just one question: Why would anyone with a problem turn for a solution to  a member of the crew who brought you 9/11, Enron, environmental rape, widespread theft of government resources, Iraq, a housing bubble, the Katrina screwup, and the biggest theft of private property in history  — and, oh, yeah, didn’t bring you the head of Osama bin Laden? What kind of mushrooms do you have to be snorting to believe there’s even a middling chance that such a decision could end well?

One other thing. I’ve said in other fora, in response to the suggestion that Komen should have its tax exemption yanked for partisan political activity, that there’s no grounds for doing so. I still believe that, but the issue isn’t nearly as clear-cut as I thought.


  1. Lex old buddy, are you getting a cut of the profits from sales of the bottle of Komen inspired pink M&M’s that are being advertised at then end of your post? I hope so because $50 is a lot to pay for less than a pound of candy.

    Comment by john wrenn — Sunday, February 5, 2012 8:00 am @ 8:00 am

  2. I am not. WordPress automatically drops ads at the bottom of individual posts without my permission, and I have no control over what they say. They’re context-specific as to mentions but not as to favorable/unfavorable. Sort of like Google dropping an ad about Spam (the meat product) into Gmail above an email about spam or spam fillets.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, February 5, 2012 8:58 am @ 8:58 am

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