May 5th, 2010

Girl Power Gone Wrong

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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.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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