Two hiring decisions that make you scratch your head. First, to head his re-election campaign in North Carolina, President Obama’s campaign has hired Lindsay Siler, a former director of public policy for Planned Parenthood. Via LifeNews:
In 2007, Siler worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Obama’s former Democratic rival turned Secretary of State, and now she is excited to help perhaps the most pro-abortion president since Roe v. Wade get another four years to force Americans to fund abortions and the Planned Parenthood abortion business domestically and abroad with taxpayer dollars.
“They were truly building a collective voice, the grass-roots organization we’ve all dreamt about,” she told the Charlotte Observer about what she saw in the Obama campaign in 2008 so, when asked to head up the North Carolina shop this time, she added, “there was no way I was going to pass that up.”
About her time at Planned Parenthood, she told the newspaper, her working for the abortion business was no surprise.
“Either I was born a feminist and was raised an activist,” she says, “or I was born an activist and raised a feminist.”
It shouldn’t be a surprise that President Obama has hired someone from the nation’s largest abortion provider, as he and his administration are unabashedly pro-choice. However, placing that person in North Carolina, which has a deep social conservative strain to its politics, is a curious choice. An override of Perdue’s veto of HB 854 attracted bipartisan support.
Even more interesting is Gov. Perdue’s choice for a new communications director. From last week’s News and Observer:
Perdue’s office said Tuesday that Jon Romano began his new position late last week. He succeeds Chrissy Pearson, who left about three months ago to take an adviser’s job with the newly-forming state Department of Public Safety.
Romano most recently worked with Know Your Care, a nonprofit group designed to educate the public about consumer and patient protections in the Affordable Care Act.