Friday, September 12, 2008

Raped in Wasilla?

No problem. Sarah Palin will just send you a bill.

9 comments:

Ellie said...

okay so how is this different than my post about past legislation Obama supported?

Isn't this considered a bit nit picking.

Make no mistake though ... I am in no way saying that you should be billed for your rape kit.
That is just wrong.

Ben said...

1) I didn't post a link to an advertisement, or just present one side. I posted a link to an under-reported story.

2) Obama isn't running on single piece a piece of legislation, he's running on change. If you find something that paints him as an establishment candidate, I'd be interested in seeing it.

Palin, however, is running on two things--her record as a reformist, and her record of experience. I just want to make sure everyone knows what that experience entails. As they say, practice doesn't make perfect--perfect practice makes perfect.

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Mostly, I just found this to be a horrific, and under-reported story. I'm still trying to figure out if she installed that practice, or if she just couldn't be bothered to change it. If she installed it, may God have mercy on her soul. If she just didn't bother to change it, she's only a deplorable human being.

However, if she TRIED to change it, and for some reason was unable to, I'd be happy to commend her efforts. Not bloody likely.

Ben said...

One more thing---I guess the biggest difference is Obama represented 1/100th of the decision in your case.

Palin could have stopped this (or never instituted it, if she did) at any moment as governor. She sets the budget. All it took was including 15,000 dollars to pay for the kits, to be recouped in the form of court fines from convicted rapists.

yellowdog granny said...

nothing that heartless bitch does surprises me, but as a woman i find this particularly disgusting..

Ellie said...

wow Ben..you sure argue to make a point ...don't you...

I do agree though, it is a bit disgusting.

This article though doesn't make mention of how it came into effect (completely) so it makes me wonder a bit.

I wonder how a person so compassionate about life..(she is a mad prolifer) makes a woman pay for her rape kit.

Ben said...

I really found it disturbing. It *is* being picked up by the mainstream media, so hopefully we hear some sort of explanation.

In unrelated news, if you got a speeding ticket in Wasilla, the Transit Authority sent someone to your home to kick your dog. Just kidding....

The real shame of all of this, is there is a republican woman who is governor of Connecticut. Loads more experience, fantastic public servant. I'm 99.9% sure McCain passed her over because she voted for gay marriage. Palin was the next listed woman republican governor. It's such an insult to gender bias....pandering at its lowest common denominator.

Ellie said...

hey there. I am watching the Palin interview...

that 22 million debt that she keeps getting beat up for...par tof that is the 13 million sports areana....

she put that on the voting ballad. Alaksa was disclosed the cost of the arena and b/c she knew it would leave the city in debt..she put it on the voting ballad to let the residents decide if they wanted it or not...

just thought that was interesting.

Ellie said...

on a side note...

I am for gay marriage. My brother is gay.

I don't think it should be the decision of any party.

They do it b/c if they allow gay marriage, gay couples would have to recieve the same benefits of marriage as married couples. Less taxes, joint medical ect

Ben said...

As Mayor, should should have said 9000 people don't need a premiere sporting complex. Sort of one of those decisions people with "executive experience" should make.

I missed the interview, so I'll have to find it on youtube again.

I saw McCain on Ellen--THAT was interesting. They were both respectful about it, but it was awkard.

Most republicans these days seem to be for civil unions...they just don't want it called "marriage." Sorta like how people used to be fine with black people riding the bus, as long as it was in the back. Or using their own water fountains.

Anyway, off to find that interview. I heard this one went a little better.