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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First Slice 9/12/12: U.S. ambassador killed in Libya

Sarah Palin endorsing Karen Handel in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary runoff for governor at the Buckhead InterContinental Hotel in August, 2010. Handel lost the runoff to Nathan Deal one day later.
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  • Sarah Palin endorsing Karen Handel in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary runoff for governor at the Buckhead InterContinental Hotel in August, 2010. Handel lost the runoff to Nathan Deal one day later.

1. J. Christopher Stevens, the United States' ambassador to Libya, was killed in a rocket attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi yesterday. And wouldn't you know it, Mitt Romney decided the tragedy presented a super opportunity to condemn President Obama for "sympathizing with those who waged the attack." Stay classy, Mitt. Stevens is the first ambassador to be killed in an attack since 1979.

2. Following her disastrous stint as vice president of public policy at the Susan G. Komen Foundation — during which she attempted to stop financial grants to Planned Parenthood — and subsequent resignation, Karen Handel has a lot to get off her chest. Three hundred and four pages worth of chest stuff, in fact. In her new book "Planned Bullyhood" — which she'll plug on Fox News today — the former GA secretary of state calls out a slew of local organizations and officials, most notably Nathan Deal, who defeated her in the race for governor in 2010 and who she says became known as "one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington." Deal's spokesman jabbed back: “To so bitterly rehash 2-year-old political trash provokes more pity than anger. This is sadder than the end of 'Old Yeller.’" Incidentally, "Planned Bullyhood" was "Old Yeller's" original working title.

3. Fake butt implants claim another life and land another "doctor" behind bars.

4. Heavy-duty, strip-club-strength fog machine causes false alarm at Kamal's 21 on Piedmont Avenue.

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