Friday, September 26, 2008

Palin should explain herself on cutting rape kits

Even hockey moms get raped.

But if they lived in Wasilla, Alaska, when Sarah Palin was mayor, they would have had to pay for their own rape kits and forensic examinations.

That's difficult to believe of any female elected official, to be so uncaring of her own gender. But that is the truth about the GOP's vice presidential nominee.

Someone in the news media needs to question Palin about this matter instead of trying to trip her up like Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson on the Bush Doctrine or Sen. John McCain's lack of a record in regulating the financial industry. Her budget cuts of rape kits and forensic examins are representative of a shockingly incompassionate side.

Without further explanation, Palin does not represent progress for women. She represents regression of a most savage kind that may pass where you shoot and skin a moose but not across a nation that should show the utmost compassion to victims of rape.

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