Remember Karen Handel? She was the chief architect of the insane set of moves that destroyed the Susan G. Komen brand and in the process exposed the whole "pink" thing for the scam that it is.
Currently she is sitting in third place in the Georgia Senate Republican Primary - having enjoyed the endorsement of Rick Santorum, Erik Erikson and Sarah Palin!
With a line-up like that you can predict that she's likely going to be self-contradictory and eager to play the whiny little vicitm. And in today's story in Politico, she doesn't dissappoint.
Check this out to see if you don't get whiplash:
“I’m a girl, that means I fight like a girl,” Handel told about 50 supporters enjoying Southern barbecue in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta. “And there ain’t nothing meaner. They better watch out.””
Perdue, a wealthy former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok, has endured weeks of attacks from Handel that he’s an “elitist” and a liberal masquerading as a conservative.
So, when he was asked about Handel during an interview here in Northern Georgia aboard his spacious campaign RV, he had this to say: “She ran five times for five different races, got elected twice, didn’t finish either term.” Perdue was referring to Handel leaving the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to run for secretary of state, then cutting that term short to seek the governorship in 2010. “I just believe that defines self-interest over the interests in serving the constituents.”
Handel seethed at those comments. “Would we be having this conversation if I were a man?” she said. “I would argue not.
To sum up:
1) Handel, who is 52, still refers to herself as a "girl". Maybe that is why she is so avidly anti-choice - she isn't aware that at some point most females of the species reach a stage of development wherein they are ready and prepared to make decisions for themselves.
2) Handel holds the notion that the preponderance of girls like very mean fights. Which is just weird. However, perhaps it is the explanation for here bizarre decision making regarding Planned Parenthood when she was at SGK.
3) As soon as someone levels a legitimate criticism at here, her enthusiasm for the fight evaporates.
4) Her response to a recitation of a string of facts is to whine "that's not fair, you can't do that to me, I'm a girl".
Honestly, it is beyond pathetic.
Politico closes with:
Handel dismisses the criticism, noting her staunch social conservative stands, like opposing federal benefits for gay and lesbian domestic partners. In the interview, she wouldn’t say whether she believes homosexuality is a choice.I guess that's because math and science are hard??
“I’m not going to get into the science,” she said, “about any of that.”