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Ari Fleischer Involved In Komen

As if the last few days haven’t been difficult enough for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, now it’s been revealed that former George W. Bush press secretary and current GOP operative Ari Fleischer helped the organization find a new senior VP for communications. Fleischer confirmed that he was involved in the search for a fee, but Think Progress is reporting his role extended into grilling candidates about how they would handle Komen’s partnership with Planned Parenthood. Given that Komen has come under fire for politicizing cancer screening, this latest revelation could complicate its efforts to repair the damage done by the scandal.

February 3, 2012 8:02 PM