I laughed out loud at Sid Heidersdorf's remarks in the recent article announcing the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Juneau. He dismissed Planned Parenthood as not offering anything good to the community and complained that "they just serve as a lightning rod for protests." Well, duh. As the local representative of the extremist groups that show up and bang the drums at those protests (pardon the mixed metaphor), Sid is blaming the victim for his own behavior. He reminds me of the schoolyard bully who pummels another kid with his own arm and then asks, "Why are you hitting yourself?" If the phrase weren't so ironic, I'd tell Sid to get a life.
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