Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Palin - "Rape = Cash"

I'm sure you've already heard about the latest Sarah Palin bullshit, but if you haven't... here it is:

Apparently while Palin was Mayor of WaMetha, she supported the charging of Rape Kits to victims. That's right, a rape victim would be charged the $500 to $1200 for the... privilege?... of getting the exam. Palin's crew has already denied her knowing about it, but as the HuffingtonPost has said -

Under Sarah Palin's administration, Wasilla cut funds that had previously paid for the medical exams and began charging victims or their health insurers the $500 to $1200 fees. Although Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella wrote USA Today earlier this week that the GOP vice presidential nominee "does not believe, nor has she ever believed, that rape victims should have to pay for an evidence-gathering test...To suggest otherwise is a deliberate misrepresentation of her commitment to supporting victims and bringing violent criminals to justice," Palin, as mayor, fired police chief Irl Stambaugh and replaced him with Charlie Fannon, who with Palin's knowledge, slashed the budget for the exams and began charging the city's victims of sexual assault. The city budget documents demonstrate Palin read and signed off on the new budget. A year later, alarmed Alaska lawmakers passed legislation outlawing the practice.

1 comment:

Mike Nak said...

WOAH, this is getting spicy!