Women Responsible for Turning Susan G. Komen Into a Joke Might Run for Senate


Earlier this year, Susan G. Komen For the Cure did the public relations equivalent of pulling down its pants and taking a giant dump all over its shiny pink reputation by cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood for political reasons, and then lying and saying they were doing it because of new rules. The new-ish, aggressive, clearly political push of the organization wasn’t due to a single person acting alone, but in the executive suites, it was spearheaded by one Karen Handel, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate-cum-Komen executive whose attempt to politicize breast cancer irreparably tarnished the Komen brand and ended up leading to her resigning in disgrace. So, naturally, Handel, queen of awesome ideas, thinks it would be great if she ran for Senate.

Handel’s head-to-desk worthy mulling comes via an aide who worked on the ex-Komenite’s unsuccessful 2010 campaign for governor of Georgia. According to the Huffington Post, if Handel ran, it would be against incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss, who may be vulnerable to a primary challenge from someone as loony tunes as Handel because he’s not enough of a dick for GOP primary voters, who, if they had their druthers, would nominate a combination of Yosemite Sam, Charleton Heston, and Randall Terry yelling for every Senate race.

Following her resignation from Komen, Handel embarked on what could best be described as a Sour Grapes/Call The Waaaambulance tour, which culminated in the release of the book called — I shit you not — Planned Bullyhood on 9/11 this year. I haven’t read it, but I’m betting it’s got enough whine in it to get both Hoda and Kathy Lee drunk. Karen Handel’s super power is that she’s incapable of feeling embarrassment.

Given the far right’s lack of success in this election — save for actual crazy people Michele Bachmann in Minnesota and Ted Cruz victory in Texas — Handel might want to do the Republican party a favor and stay out of politics for a minute. But if she wants to hand the Democratic party another Senate seat, she should by all means actively pursue the nomination as a candidate who favors, above all, incoherent shouting. Say something about rape, Karen.

[Huffington Post]

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