By Emily Geiger
So, we all know that Planned Parenthood is my favorite organization… or not. And my favorite flighty blogger (or not) Arianna Huffington was in town yesterday to promote our friends at Planned Parenthood.
And my favorite local journalist (or not) Kathy Obradovich was lucky enough to get to spend time with Arianna. Kathy wrote:
Before I sat down with Huffington, I listened in on a joint interview with WHO and KCCI TV. She was asked why she’s here supporting Planned Parenthood, which was another of the questions asked on Twitter. She said she supports the organization and believes it’s important. She notes that as a mother of two daughters, age 21 and 18, that she has rediscovered the importance of family planning.
Anybody else find that answer from Arianna to be a little odd? Anytime someone mentions their kids at the same time they are extolling the virtues of Planned Parenthood, if I’m those kids, I’m a little offended. Don’t you think “Maybe mommy didn’t want me?” crosses their minds?
Of course, when you consider that Huffington’s kids are 18 and 21-year-old girls, the fact that she’s extolling the virtues of Planned Parenthood might possibly give the impression that… well, how do I say this nicely… maybe they’d fit in well with the girls on Bret Michael’s Rock of Love. More to the point, perhaps they are the type of girls who have “friends with benefits” or think shacking up is a quality “committed relationship.”
Any which way you look at it, this was a bizarre statement from a crazy blogger reported by light-weight, star-struck local columnist.
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