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Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Closer Look At Sarah Palin - Her Rape Kit Policy Is INSANE!

A woman is raped...beaten...brutalized...where does she go for help? Well you would think to the police...and rightfully she should...what would do if you were told the following:

"I am sorry that you were raped...if you want the Rape Kit done to find, locate, and collect evidence to bring the rapist to justice, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE BILL..."

Would you be shocked? Horrified? Disgusted?

Sarah Palin doesnt think you should be....SHE PASSED LEGISLATION that does this while she was mayor of Wasilla....

That's right folks....that wonderful, sweet, good ole down home protector of women's rights doesnt believe the government should pay for your rape kit...

She wants the victims to foot the bill......

That is ridiculous and horrifying...and all women out there should really look at her past before automatically latching onto the mantel of Palin.

check out the article below:

Sarah Palin's Rape Kit Policy

Oh....and dont believe those DENIALS from the McCain/Palin camp where they say that Palin never did this and that she never authorized it....

Documents from the City of Wasilla NOW PROVE THAT SHE DID....Palin flat out LIED to the Press and to AMERICA about this policy......she LIED and now has been busted...

Proof of Palin's Involvement in Rape Kit Policy

5 Comments:

  • At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Heather said…

    While I would agree that it is appalling that a woman would have to pay for her own rape kit. I cannot say I am surprised.

    I am not trying to make light of what is a horrific event in any person's life. And I say person because I believe that men as well as women can be raped.

    Across the country with the economy the way it is and prices going up on everything we the consumers are being asked to the foot the bill for everything.

    I cannot say that I am surprised in any way shape or form that some city government went down this road. But in reality I bet they are not the only city that has done this (or something equally as appalling). It's simply because Palin has been elevated to the ticket that we are even hearing about it.

    I do believe that the counties should pay for those as part of an investigation. But like I said this does not surprise me as governments across the country are facing budget short falls and they are scrambling to cut costs.

    But I would bet if you went digging in any city or county government books or ordinances you would find equally appalling actions taken by them to cut costs.

    I don't agree with it but I would bet if she hadn't been elevated to the ticket, then we would never have even heard about this.

    As far as her lying about it, show me one politician from either side of the aisle who hasn't lied about something? Not that that excuses it by any means but lets not point fingers about lying when both parties in this election have lied about things.

    Neither side can claim the moral high ground in my opinion.

     
  • At 1:02 AM, Blogger Matthew said…

    So we should let her off the hook simply b/c everyone does it?

    Hmm that is a great way to get somehting different out of Washington...

     
  • At 1:18 AM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Whether or not the issue came out as a result of her being elevated to the ticket or not...that doesnt matter...

    It's out there now...should we just excuse it....hell no

    I dont care if you are a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, blue or purple...

    We need something different in Washington and letting her off the hook for bullshit like this just b/c other politicians do the same thing is the very reason why we never get anything different out of Washington...

     
  • At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Heather said…

    No I am not that we should let her off the hook at all, but why is it only her that we are hearing about?

    Why not look at every one of the city or county government's that have pulled something outrageous as this?

    My point was that it didn't surprise me that it happened, not that I agreed with it or that it should be allowed to stand.

    My point was why is only HER that is being held to a higher standard. Why not every mayor or county commisioner that has done something equally as appalling?

    I don't agree with it, but I am so tired of everyone on both sides screaming about these things during the election year but as soon as the election is over everyone forgets about it because in the end its a means to an end.

    That reporter doesn't give a damn that people in Wasilla have to pay for their own kits if God forbid they are attacked.

    It makes Palin look bad and that is what they wanted. After the election we won't hear another thing about it because it won't be of any use to anyone else and that my dear brother is what pisses me off.

    Everybody, both sides, goes digging for these kinds of things says how terrible they are and then as soon as the election is over its forgotten. It's used as a means to an end.

    If it was wrong before the election, it's wrong after the election.

     
  • At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Heather said…

    One more comment on your Palin comment...I do agree with you that it is wrong. I do. It just really didn't surprise me that it happened. But I'll tell you what would surprise me is if the day after the election somebody still cared about this? Can you honestly tell me that any news media in the country will continue to report on this the day after the election?

    You remember Michelle Obama's comments about being proud of her country finally? To be honest, I don't really care about her comments. She's entitled to her opinion and to voice those opinions. The only reason those comments got any airtime was because her husband is running for president. Otherwise nobody would have cared about them. I certainly didn't when I heard them, but I guarantee you those that did care won't care about them the day after the election whether obama wins or not. (But that sure didn't stop them from trying to use them against her husband.)

    ok on to another topic...

    You are right we do need something different in Washington and quite honestly I'm not sure that either party is offering something different.

    McCain's been there 30 years or so. Biden has been there 20+ years or so. Both washington insiders in my opinion, although McCain does have a tendency to tell the Republican party to kiss his ass from time to time.

    Obama is fairly new to Washington politics and Palin is brand spanking new to it.

    Not much difference on the face. The difference will be how fast can they learn what they need to know and what do they do with it.

    I don't think the world will end the day after the election if Obama is elected but I'm not sure if he will do any better than McCain, and while we all want to think anything is better than Bush, the times are going to be tough on whoever wins the Presidency.

    And beyond that if a year from now we are still in the same boat economically if McCain wins, it will be the republican's fault for the continuation of the failed Bush fiscal policies and if Obama wins, it will still be Bush's fault because of the state of the economy when he took office.

    I'm tired of the damn blame game. It's at the point of forget finding who's to blame for it, just do something about it.

    Seriously, I want the government and those that we send there to quit bitching about the problems and actually DO something about them. Within reason of course.

    I am not for big government. I don't want the government in my business. I want them to leave me alone. I don't want them to bail out every industry that screws itself because it got too greedy. I don't want them to loan the auto industry 25 billion to invest in new technologies.

    That is the price of doing business. If you want to stay in business you have to evolve and move forward and invest in new technologies. You don't get the American taxpayer to pay for it.

    The American taxpayer can't take anymore. Prices across the board are going up. Both sides promise tax cuts but realistically if the government is loaning money it doesn't have how the hell are they going to cut taxes? They can't!

    The big problem I see is that unfortunately the public at large hasn't paid a lot of attention to what goes on in Washington and the politicians have gotten used to us not caring. That's a bad combination. Because then when something like this bailout come along and people hear numbers like 700 BILLION in tax payer money the American public wakes up and goes "and how the hell are we going to pay for that? We are running trillion dollar deficits and you want to give more of our money away? I don't think so!"

    I really think a lot of politicians have been caught by surprise by the public outcry against the bailout. The companies screwed up and they need to pay the price.

    Now having said that, where government needs to fix things is enforcing the regulation that was supposed to be going on in the first place. Somebody at the SEC or the Treasury was NOT doing their job.

    The government does not need to throw money at the problem. Let the free market shake it out and recover. Make take longer but I do not want to see the taxpayer bail out companies that took on too many bad loans.

    What I do want the government to do is find out where the system failed and enforce the policies that we already have on the books to keep this from happening again.

    If the regulators had been doing their jobs then we may not have gotten to this point.

    Too many banks loaning money to people they had no business loaning money too and too many people who took out loans they KNEW they couldn't afford caused this.

    There is enough blame to go around, but don't make the taxpayers as a whole, especially the ones who have paid their mortgages and lived within their means foot the bill for those that didn't.

    I know that's way off the subject of your original post, but I felt like expounding on a few things.

    But you know in the end what really bites is that I really don't think the politicians in Washington give a damn what we the people think. They are going to tell us what they think we want to hear anyway and then do what they want when they get there.

    That will only change when we the people STAND UP and hold the people we put in office accountable.

    Just to be blunt I am well and truly disgusted with both parties.

     

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