You’d think our dozen or so Komen posts from yesterday would have captured all of the Komen news, but there’s more. This morning’s Times reports that Nancy Brinker was lying when she said that it was “stewardship”, not politics, that drove the decision to dump Planned Parenthood:
Her comments directly contradicted those of John D. Raffaelli, a Komen board member and Washington lobbyist, who told The New York Times on Wednesday that Komen made the changes to its grant-making process specifically to end its relationship with Planned Parenthood. Mr. Raffaelli said that Komen had become increasingly worried that an investigation of Planned Parenthood by Representative Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida, would damage Komen’s credibility with donors.
Dissention in the Komen ranks continues, with this statement from all seven California Komen affiliates:
The seven California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are strongly opposed to Komen National’s new grant making policy. This policy prevents Komen Affiliates from funding organizations under investigation at the regional, state or federal level. Planned Parenthood is currently the subject of an “inquiry” in Congress.
Love those scare quotes.
Update 2: I forgot this little gem: a re-tweet by Karen Handel, who’s been identified by sources at Komen as the driving force behind this fail parade. Handel took it down but screenshots are forever: