Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sarah Palin - republican nightmare

ST. LOUIS — In her first policy speech of the presidential campaign, Gov. Sarah Palin vowed Friday that a McCain administration would allow all special-needs students the choice of attending private schools at public expense, a controversial and potentially costly proposal likely to be welcomed by many parents and bitterly opposed by many school districts.

…she omitted to say anything about the $22,500 her makeup stylist received from the RNC, or indeed anything about charging Alaskan rape victims for their own test kits.

Women for Sarah Palin? Which Ones?

Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin: under her mayoral leadership in Wasilla, Alaska, charged rape victims for their own rape kits.

A rape kit is a sexual assault forensic evidence kit, used to collect DNA that can be used in criminal proceedings to assist in the conviction of those who commit sex crimes. The kit is performed as soon as possible after a sexual assault or attack has been committed. It is usually humiliating and uncomfortable for the victim.

A $1,200 bill, just so that the criminal who assaulted you might be caught.

One of the services that almost every American can agree on is that our government should provide policing and investigation into crime, especially of a violent nature. Rape, one of the most difficult to prosecute, disproportionately affects young women.

Not only does she neglect to support women who were raped in getting the evidence they needed to get justice, but she doesn't believe they should have the right to choose what happens with their bodies after they've endured such violation.

…how very presidential.

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