Since her splashy resignation from Susan G. Komen for the Cure two weeks ago, former GOP candidate for governor Karen Handel has kept a low profile.
But Handel has begun making a few appearances in a way that – if one were a suspicious person who thinks politicians never lose the itch – might be seen as boosting her standing among conservative Christians.
For instance, at 6 p.m. this very evening you can watch a livestream interview of Handel by Marvin Olasky, on the premises of Patrick Henry College in Virginia. The link, I’m pretty sure, is here. Otherwise try this one.
The pitch to Patrick Henry students from Olasky:
“When Karen Handel earlier this month bravely criticized Planned Parenthood executives’ ‘shakedown to coerce a private entity to give them grants,’ many on the pro-abortion side were furious with her. This interview will give students a chance to hear and question one of this month’s big newsmakers, and to see that a woman can knock over one of our contemporary idols and survive.”
Ed Kilgore, author of Washington Monthly’s Political Animal offers this assessment of the venue:
For those of you unfamiliar with Patrick Henry College, it’s definitely one of the Christian Right’s most important power centers. Founded by Virginia-based homeschooling advocate Michael Farris, PHC is very much intended to serve as an elite transmission belt for bright young hard-core conservative evangelicals (a majority of them home-schooled) into entry-level jobs on Capitol Hill and (at least in Republican administrations) the Executive Branch.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider