On Twitter last night, it was Karen Handel’s husband versus Eric Johnson.
In her new memoir about her short tenure at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer group, and her fight with Planned Parenthood, Karen Handel reprises the 2010 GOP race for governor as proof that she’s willing to take on unsavory characters.
Like Nathan Deal, who is now governor. Or Johnson, another rival who once ruled over the state Senate. Specifically, Handel accused Johnson of sitting on his hands when confronted with an ethics complaint against House Speaker Glenn Richardson, who resigned in 2009 (and is now engaged in a GOP run for the state Senate).
The book was released on Tuesday. Johnson, who has been known to let fly, started the conversation last night on Twitter. Steve Handel, the author’s husband, finished it. To wit:
Eric Johnson, at 20:38 Tuesday:
Only Karen Handel could make Susan G. Komen a villain and turn Planned Parenthood into a victim. She’s like Obama. It’s all about her.
Steve Handel, at 20:53 Tuesday:
@Johnson4Georgia Bitter much, time to get over it and move on.
Steve Handel, at 20:59 Tuesday:
@Johnson4Georgia For your reading pleasure http://t.co/VOicbD03
[The link leads the reader to the National Right to Life website with a favorable book review that opens with this: “With great personal courage, and strength of character, Karen Handel is now telling the inside story of how Planned Parenthood ‘bullied’ Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”]
Eric Johnson, at 21:00 Tuesday:
@stevehandel It’s sad that she can’t let it go. I’m doing fine, thank you.
Steve Handel, at 21:01 Tuesday:
@Johnson4Georgia She’s doing great, and continues to stand u[p] and do the right thing.
Steve Handel, at 21:49 Tuesday:
RT @justintomczak: Always liked @Johnson4Georgia, but still going after @KarenHandel??? Bigger issues facing our nation/state #getoverit …
Thus endeth the Twitter feud. For the moment.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider