Absolute grace under absolutely squalid fire: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards

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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards is one of the classiest ladies ever to “live on the greatest nation that’s ever been on the face of the Earth,” as the next speaker of the utterly classless Republican House, Kevin McCarthy, would put it.

What a contrast it was as Richards testified yesterday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, two hours of which I watched last night on C-Span’s replay. Throughout, Planned Parenthood’s chief executive was gracious, heroically controlled and graceful, while her Republican Inquisitors once again proved themselves a disgraceful pack of venomous buffoons. All I can say on Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s behalf — and this would be considered a compliment in his quarters — is that he made former Chairman Darrell Issa look reasonable.

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