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Nov 27 2012

Former Komen Exec May Run for Senate

Remember Karen Handel, the batty anti-choicer who was forced to resign her executive position with the Susan G. Komen Foundation after the group defunded Planned Parenthood and got a massive public reaction? She’s now thinking about running for the Senate in Georgia.

Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive who drove the charity’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, is considering running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to one of her former aides.

“She’s considering it,” Rob Simms, a Republican campaign consultant who worked on Handel’s unsuccessful run for governor in 2010, told the Weekly Standard.

If she ran, she would be going up against Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), whom Roll Call reported may be vulnerable to a primary challenge from the right, given his “willingness to reach across the aisle and his comfort with the idea of compromise.”

Sounds like a great idea to me. Please do this.

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  1. 1
    raven

    Sounds like a great idea to me. Please do this.

    Handel did a huge amount of damage to the Komen foundation. She can help the Tea Party slide further into irrelevancy.

    I and many others no longer have the slightest interest in Komen or in donating money to them.

    Thanks to Handel, my new pet cause…is Planned Parenthood. The local chapter gets a check every year.

  2. 2
    Reginald Selkirk

    the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive who drove the charity’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

    So that’s her one claim to fame, and it was 1) widely criticised for ineptitude and b) unsuccessful.

  3. 3
    greg1466

    “willingness to reach across the aisle and his comfort with the idea of compromise.”

    How messed up is a political party when these traits are considered weaknesses? I’d think anyone who didn’t exhibit them should be laughed off the stump.

  4. 4
    Taz
    Sounds like a great idea to me. Please do this.

    Handel did a huge amount of damage to the Komen foundation. She can help the Tea Party slide further into irrelevancy.

    This is Georgia we’re talking about. She’ll probably win.

  5. 5
    tfkreference

    So that’s her one claim to fame, and it was 1) widely criticised for ineptitude and b) unsuccessful.

    What more do you need to run as a Republican?

  6. 6
    Chiroptera

    Taz, #4:

    Heh. As a matter of fact, we are talking about a state where the caucus representing the majority party in the legislature had a meeting to discuss how Obama is “mind control” techniques to control Americans.

  7. 7
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Are they really under Obama’s mind control, or is Obama only making them think they’re under his control?

  8. 8
    watry

    I live in Georgia, and unless she happens to be running her campaign primarily in Atlanta, there’s not really any ‘probably’ about it. I was so glad to be sick on Thanksgiving this year…anyway, Chambliss is also an ass.

  9. 9
    d.c.wilson

    How messed up is a political party when these traits are considered weaknesses? I’d think anyone who didn’t exhibit them should be laughed off the stump.

    Republicans have been calling democrats and liberals traitors out to destroy America for so long that they now believe their own BS. I honestly believe that many tea party republicans would sooner work with Al Qaeda than with democrats.

  10. 10
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    The Illuminati make them think that Obama is using mind control, while making Obama think he’s not under the control of the Reptilians, while in fact the Republicans are victims of their own mind control.

  11. 11
    dan4

    @8: “I was so glad to be sick on Thanksgiving this year…”

    Huh?

  12. 12
    stacym

    Hmm, Chambliss is one of ‘my’ senators. Maybe having an obvious kook in the mix would get the dem’s to actually run some federal candidates in my district for a change. That failing Handel would just be another unopposed republican for me to not vote for.

  13. 13
    watry

    @11

    On the off-chance you see this, consider me educated on why I shouldn’t post when exhausted. What I meant was that being able to avoid Thanksgiving also let me avoid listening to uninformed rants that use the word ‘nigger’ like a comma.

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