Friday, August 5, 2011

Alberta Darling Forgets (?) How Long She Was On Planned Parenthood's Board

The best you can say about the increasingly pathetic recalled State Senator Alberta Darling is that she was wrong about how many years made up her long, now-documented service on the Planned Parenthood Board of Directors, reports Whitefish Bay Patch.

Despite Sen. Alberta Darling's claim that she left the board of directors at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin before she was elected to the State Assembly in 1990, a review of the organization's records shows she spent five years on the board after being elected.

And while Darling says she left the group when its focus "shifted" to abortion, Planned Parenthood actually began offering abortion services while she still was on the group's board.
Darling's statement was in response to a journalist's question during a Newsmaker Luncheon Tuesday at the Milwaukee Press Club.
"I belonged to the Planned Parenthood board when I was a very young woman, before I entered public office," said Darling, a Republican who is facing Democrat Sandy Pasch in Tuesday's 8th Senate District recall election...

"That was before I was in elected office," she said. "That was before I was a state rep..."
Records from Planned Parenthood show Darling was a member of the board from 1986 to 1995. Planned Parenthood provided Patch with annual reports from every year, with each report listing Darling as a member of the board.

Darling was elected to the state Assembly in 1990 and elected to the state Senate in 1992.
 As I said a couple of months ago - -  how do these people sleep at night?

You expect a little gratuitous dissembling in a campaign - - taking all the credit for a project when it was a group effort, for example - - but this is rewriting history and is more akin to resume faking.

It's late in the campaign, but this would be a slam-dunk for PolitiFact, which has already dinged Darling for false or flip-flopped statements:

Limiting labor negotiations to only wages is "how it is for the most part in the private sector."



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