Yesterday I described all the players who doomed Susan G. Komen for the Cure from within to lose against Planned Parenthood’s assault when it tried to defund the abortion giant.
Today I will list “coincidences” from Karen Handel’s book, Planned Bullyhood, and also from my interview with her, that give evidence of the Trojan Horse.
December 8, 2011: Komen places a conference call about its decision to defund Planned Parenthood with its public relations representative from SKDKnickerbocker, Hilary Rosen.
December 16, 2011: Komen president Liz Thompson speaks to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards by phone, but Richards already knows everything.
First week of January 2012: A brief snippet about Komen ending PP grants appears on a radio show out of Ohio. Komen has no idea where it came from. (JLS note: I kind of know where it came from. There was a pro-lifer on the Komen board who tipped Life Decisions International off, and LDI went public before getting a fierce call from the source telling LDI to unplug the news, that the situation was very dicey. Read more here and here.) Handel speaks by phone with Rosen, asking for an update. Rosen says it appears PP is going to just let things go because the organization has other issues. This turns out to either be a lie or an epic fail on Rosen’s part to properly perform her job as liaison between Komen and PP.
January 23, 2012: Komen receives a call that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, saying she needs to speak with Nancy Brinker “urgently – that day if possible.” She then fails to follow-up and strangely reschedules the “urgent” call for one week later – January 30.
January 30, 2012: Komen gets a bombshell. An Associated Press reporter contacts Komen and says he is writing a story on Komen and Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, Rosen and other reps from SKD have coincidentally come to the office without Handel’s knowledge. Handel asks Rosen if she thinks PP is going to “DEFCON 4.” “Oh no,” is Rosen’s response, “I don’t think this is any big deal.” Meanwhile, the Wasserman Schultz call happens, and she knows about everything “in great detail… somehow… privy to what had been going on within our organization,” writes Handel. Brinker says the call got “extremely ugly” with Wasserman Schultz telling her Komen would “regret the decision.”
January 31, 2012: The infamous Associated Press story comes out. As I described in this post, Planned Parenthood had tweets and Facebook updates ready to launch. Also, within 48 hours PP lobbyists had gathered signatures of 26 senators on a letter to Komen.
Rosen is absolutely nowhere to be found after January 30. According to Handel she didn’t even attend the murder board session to prep Brinker for her disastrous interview with Andrea Mitchell.
According to Handel in our interview, “This is unconfirmed but I heard from several sources that at some point on February 2, I believe after the Mitchell interview, Rosen called and said she was resigning the account because she just couldn’t take it anymore. That would explain how she felt she could send that congratulatory tweet the following day,” which was positively scandalous in light of her role at Komen…
Congrats to Susan G. Komen for the Curesgk.mn/w7MEZR. No room for politics in fighting cancer.
— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) February 3, 2012