Imagine you survived a bitter loss and a brutal campaign that involved negative advertising and personal attacks.
Like always, you dusted yourself off, pulled up the ol’ bootstraps and started anew.
Imagine you found a new job, where you were in a position to help others without the red tape of legislative entanglements and political vendettas.
Imagine, if you will, the happiness, the inner joy of a fresh start.
Now imagine that in just a year’s time, you find yourself again in the cross-hairs of the vicious, politically-motivated press for a decision your foundation made, based on solely on the fact that you are a Republican and have pro-life beliefs.
Never mind the inconvenient facts.
Never mind foundation made the decision, not you individually. In fact, have you ever heard of a large, multi-million dollar enterprise being swayed by one vice-president’s opinion? Any, at all?
Never mind that the mission of your organization is the world-wide irradiation of a horrible disease that kills thousands of women each year.
Never mind that the media would rather smear one person than admit that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has every right to spend their money where they want to advance their mission.
In 2008, it was called Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome. The world watched (some in horror, at least) as the media went on a feeding frenzy over a conservative woman who wasn’t afraid to stand up for her strong beliefs. In 2012, it’s just plain stupid. America (most of it, at least) sees the attack as what it is: a decision was made that went against the liberal agenda, and like clockwork, a target needs to be found and blamed. Loudly.
Karen Handel is a fellow Georgian and a wonderful human being. No one deserves this kind of treatment. She deserves our respect and our prayers, whether or not you share her particular views.