Handel’s Water Music

Poor, misunderstood and maligned Karen Handel! In a statement clearly stained by the bounteous flow of her tears, she has announced her resignation from her gig with the Komen Foundation and lashed out at those who thought the decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood was anything but a careful step to keep the foundation on-mission:

What was a thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision – one that would have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact – has unfortunately been turned into something about politics. This is entirely untrue. This development should sadden us all greatly.

So this politician, who in her last political race made political hay attacking Planned Parenthood, can’t imagine why anyone would think politics entered the equation.

Cry me a river, Karen. And maybe next time take a gig that doesn’t bring you into direct proximity with one of the targets of your political wrath.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.