Monday, September 29, 2008

Palin Billed Rape Victims for Rape Kits and Forensic Exams

The New York Times reports,
Even in tough budget times, there are lines that cannot be crossed. So I was startled by this tidbit reported recently by The Associated Press: When Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the small town began billing sexual-assault victims for the cost of rape kits and forensic exams. NYTimes

1 comment:

AgentX said...

Interesting and troubling update:
McCain supported Bin Laden prior to 9/11!
http://firedoglake.com/2008/09/30/john-mccains-pre-911-mindset-is-this-guy-laden-really-the-bad-guy-thats-depicted/#Respond
Firedoglake unearthed this old interview from 1998. Remember '98, Francis? Impeachment, etc...

You not only have had combat experience in Vietnam, but you were also a prisoner of war. When you look at terrorism right now, with people like Osama bin Laden, do you have any reservations about watching strikes like that?

You could say, Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted? Most of us have never heard of him before. And where there is a parallel with Vietnam is: What's plan B? What do we do next? We sent our troops into Vietnam to protect the bases. Lyndon Johnson said, Only to protect the bases. Next thing you know.... Well, we've declared to the terrorists that we're going to strike them wherever they live. That's fine. But what's next? That's where there might be some comparison.

McCain was for Bin Laden before he was against him.

Newsone, the news arm of Blackplanet.com, touched on his 'praise' of the Mujahadeen, which later became the Taliban.
http://newsone.blackplanet.com/nation/mccain-called-bin-laden-a-freedom-fighter/#more-3541