After its thundering silence, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® just released a statement. Komen says that even though its board just invented a new rule that singles out funding for Planned Parenthood—that is, a funding cut the board justified by citing an inquisition led by congressional Republicans—politics totally had nothing to do with it:

We are dismayed and extremely disappointed that actions we have taken to strengthen our granting process have been widely mischaracterized. It is necessary to set the record straight...

We regret that these new policies have impacted some longstanding grantees, such as Planned Parenthood, but want to be absolutely clear that our grant-making decisions are not about politics.

Read the whole implausible statement.