This is the kind of story that makes me wish I had a biting stick.
It turns out that the Planned Parenthood lobbyist who basically Ok’d letting babies who survive abortions die rather than receive medical care is not, as appearances would lead one to believe, a neophyte amateur. She’s a professional lobbyist and president of the firm, Snow Strategies. I made a copy of the relevant page from her web site because these things have a habit of going down at times like this.
It’s interesting that she’s considered a professional lobbyist. It makes me wonder what they feed their professional lobbyists in Florida to get such a poor crop. However the thing that has me reaching for a biting stick is down the page on Mrs Snow’s list of credits. I’m talking about the fifth paragraph where it says
… and serves on the board of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee.
So, this shark-jumping Planned Parenthood lobbyist is also on the board of directors of the local Catholic Charities?
Bleck. Yeck. Yuck. Phooey.
Or as Shirley Temple used to say, “oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.”
What is going on here? There’s no doubt that Planned Parenthood got Mrs Snow’s total loyalty where this piece of legislation is concerned. She may be an inept lobbyist who accidentally hung her client and herself out to dry, but there’s no question of that old bugaboo “Catholic morality” being imposed on anybody — including herself — because of her actions.
Deacon Greg Kandra called the Catholic Charities in question and they confirmed that Mrs Snow had been on their board, but left in January. This raises all sorts of potential scenarios, including that she left because of her work with Planned Parenthood.
I checked, and Planned Parenthood did not list her as their lobbyist in 2012. However, they do list her in 2013. I do not know if other people in her firm lobbied for Planned Parenthood in previous years, since the listings are by the lobbyist’s name and not lobbying firm. But it sounds as if Planned Parenthood might be a new client for her.
One thing the listings did show is that Mrs Snow’s firm has a large number of clients. Here in Oklahoma, we call lobbyists like these “hired guns” because they advocate for anybody with the doh-reh-mee.
It looks like this lady moved from Catholic Charities to Planned Parenthood with little or no time gap between. She held two positions, two high-profile and responsible positions, in opposing armies of the culture wars. She had a high-powered position of trust, one which assumes loyalty, on each side of the abortion debate, both within what can not be more than a matter of weeks of one another. How does anyone go from the board of directors of Catholic Charities (which is listed on her web site as a current position) to lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in one quick step?
I made a big transition like this, only I went in the opposite direction. It took me years before I was ready to go public with it. How does anyone cross over such a deep divide in a matter of days?
I’m asking questions I can’t answer about something I cannot fathom, and that is the mind and heart of another person. All I know is that this story doesn’t make sense to me. Stay tuned. I have a feeling there’s more to come.
In the meantime, I’m going to give you another look at Alisa LaPolt Snow, former board member of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee, lobbying her little heart out for Planned Parenthood.
Bleck. Yeck. Yuck. Phooey.
I’m a Culture Warrior from the Tallahassee area (about 25 miles south of the City of Tallahassee) and I’m at the forefront of the efforts to make sure that we stock our State Legislature with really smart and REALLY conservative representatives. We do a lot better job of this in the northern part of the state then my counterparts do in the southern part. I cannot tell you the glee with which I watch this woman twist in the wind. Finally, after all these years, we get the live video of the admission of the real agenda of the evil people behind PP – to see to it that at the end of the transaction, the BABY IS DEAD! In effort to give their client what they paid for, the baby either has to die in the womb, or on the floor, or in the slop bucket. Ms. Snow is the ultimate abortion – the abortion of common sense and the abortion of human dignity — and any of you who support what she stands for – likewise.
Our guys got her and YouTube is going to guarantee that she never – ever – fades from memory. Sweet justice at last. It might be a small victory, but it’s all ours.