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Karen Handel, two weeks after her Komen resignation

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 …

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Karen Handel and the upside of unemployment in a down economy

In this economy, most people need a job in order to thrive. But not Karen Handel. The former Republican candidate for governor may have revived her political career by quitting hers.

As a public relations disaster, the week’s aborted attempt – the phrasing is intentional — by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to sever ties with Planned Parenthood will quickly become a case study in business schools around the country.

Karen Handel, a former GOP candidate for governor , is interviewed following her resignation from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Karen Handel, a former GOP candidate for governor , is interviewed following her resignation from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

The nation’s largest breast cancer charity first announced it would shut off most money to the family planning organization – whose abortion services have long made it a target of pro-life forces. Then, in the face of an unexpected wall of protests, largely Internet-driven, Komen reversed itself.

As the senior vice president of public policy hired to help turn Komen into a Planned Parenthood-free zone, …

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