Friday, February 3, 2012
Forget nominating anyone else for Worst Case of Self-Inflicted Brand Damage Ever. The Susan G. Komen foundation wins it hands down, probably for the rest of the 21st century.
In case you haven't heard, the Komen Klowns have reversed themselves on their silly decision to defund Planned Parenthood. Surprised? Gee, it's only been a week of outrage, condemnation, and out-and-out civil war. Sorry, Republican establishment, teabaggers and other crazy right-wing fools: You're out. Komen saw the writing on the wall, and blinked.
However, the dilemma for them is that, like us, people will not be assuaged. The damage is done. There have been too many conflicting stories, too much early defiance, and too little contrition for Komen to ever be trusted again. Besides, their statement today was too smarmy and squishy to make us believe they've truly come to Jesus.
We cats will be very interested to see: A) whether Susan G. Komen's heavily Botoxed founder or their violently anti-choice vice president for public policy will resign, and B) how low the turnout for the next race for the cure will be. As Mitt Romney would say, "bet you $10,000" it's way, way down.
UPDATE: Yes, the Freepers are very upset about Komen's reversal. Most telling comment, which we love: "BTW, this is a nice preview of exactly what will happen with Romney on this issue, too." We cats PURR.