Today I see this:
“…Karen Handel’s extremely liberal record on abortion. As commission chair of Fulton County, Karen Handel voted to give over $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“Karen Handel also sat back and watched an additional $800,000 go to this despicable organization. For the pro-life cause and the unborn children in Georgia, Georgia Right to Life asks you to reject Karen Handel on July 20. Thank you.”
It's the government's role to keep our children safe? And that comes before educating them? And where do parents fit in here?
Q: The state budget is expected to face even deeper cuts in 2011 and into the 2012 fiscal year. What will you promise to do with regard to education funding? Where will the more than $1 billion in estimated cuts to the entirety of state government come from?A: A couple of things. One, to set what the priorities for the state are going to be and build your budget around them. That's what the private sector does, and that's how I approach it. Clearly look at the two most important things we do, keep your children safe and educate your children. That'll be the driving factors. Add to that our requirements in public safety. And add to that our requirements in public health and infrastructure....
It was revealed earlier this year that Handel had numerous email exchanges, and clearly a chummy relationship, with local Log Cabin leaders, who she reassured, “As I’ve told you, I do support domestic partner benefits, and confirm my position here, although I do have concerns about a domestic partner registry."
Now that she's running for office — and those emails have been published — Handel's trying to distance herself from the gay group, and defended her involvement this week by saying, "I think it was important for me to speak to all the various Republican groups. Let's remember a lot of Republicans have spoken to the Log Cabin organization." Any involvement was simply part of a "comprehensive campaign." Sadly, the rest of her gay politics, and how they're not an "issue," aren't nearly as "comprehensive."