Sarah Palin and Her Outrageous Rape K...

Sarah Palin and Her Outrageous Rape Kit Policy - Bonnie Erbe (usnews.com)

There are 25 comments on the www.usnews.com story from Sep 20, 2008, titled Sarah Palin and Her Outrageous Rape Kit Policy - Bonnie Erbe (usnews.com). In it, www.usnews.com reports that:

Mountains of controversy are swirling around Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's strange policy of forcing rape victims to pay for their own rape kits while she was mayor of the now-infamous town of Wasilla. Basically, this policy victimized women a second time.

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newanarchy

Dallas, TX

#1 Sep 21, 2008
I'm sure like many republicans she subscribes to the "if it's inevitable, lay back and enjoy it" theory that's so popular with big McCain supporter, Clayton Williams.
Ash

Monroeville, PA

#2 Sep 21, 2008
But she's from a small town, that's gotta count for something.
Rose

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Sep 21, 2008
small town my butt how you going to push for a rape victim to by thier own rape kit. She dont know what it feels like when you get raped
I Know Who I Am

Borden, IN

#4 Sep 21, 2008
At least she wasn't doing the raping -- like a certain former President.

“safe, sane, consensual...”

Since: Jul 08

perpetual arousal

#5 Sep 21, 2008
When I first heard about this, I could not believe my ears...I had to research it myself. To my shock, I found out it was true.

Reminds me of a time when a man on the bus said to me, "Looks like there is going to be a woman in the White House!" (like I would automatically be thrilled because I am a woman).

My response? "I have no problem with a woman in the White House...I have a problem with THAT woman in the White House!"
kpbroken

Vermilion, OH

#6 Sep 21, 2008
I haven't been able to understand republicans for 30 yrs . Lies and double standards and profit are the only consistantsies for the GOP , Gay OL Party .
Rosco

Branson, MO

#7 Sep 21, 2008
If my neighbor were raped why should innocent little me have to pay for it? Why not make rapist pay for this. You Democrates think money grows on trees. As were seeing the trees are all falling.
Vin

Kearny, NJ

#8 Sep 21, 2008
Another false story. See the real story.
http://townhall.com/Columnists/AmandaCarpente...
Mistrysue

United States

#9 Sep 22, 2008
This is all certainly true. I looked into it myself. I am an Obama supporter but I can't see that this is only a Palin problem. There are other states that allow for the charging of rape kits. They allow for insurance companies to be charged and sometimes for even the uninsured to be charged. Lets see that this is fixed nationwide, not just bash Palin about it. She as a mayor could have put a stop to the charges but saving a little money was very important to her.
Sexist Pig

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Sep 22, 2008
She knows that many women just cry rape when the guy doesn't call them the next day.
Dark Sylphide

San Antonio, TX

#11 Sep 22, 2008
Its a fact that most people that are raped are poorer than your average Joe. However, rape does effect people of all classes. Having had worked in the forensic department in Jefferson Parish in New Orleans a place with a relatively high rape count, I know about the cost of said kits for rape and blood test and other test. You'd be amazed that the cheap crap the comprise the kit goes for so much. Also when the city makes the victims pay for the kits they tend to jack the cost of them up by outstanding amounts nearly double in the places that I have worked out side of New Orleans. So if we get a person like her in office I fear victims will be forced to pay for more than just rape kits . Imagine if someone is kidnapped/ murdered/ attacked in your house and you think you have a clue but they make you pay for the blood test and fingerprinting needed to solve the case. This thing can spread to other crimes and victims be careful about what you stand for b/c you may get pushed down. And yes you do currently pay for crime scene investigation out of your taxes so why should rape be any different? Or do you have something against rape victims? Or maybe you like drug dealers better and don't mind paying for the cops to raid and run test on meth. labs? Oh, that's right you don't mind paying for the criminals fees its the victims you hate. News flash most crimes go unsolved so you can't make the criminals pay for their crimes if you can't catch them and making victims pay for the rape kits is just another way to make people silent and let criminals go free b/c its cheaper. Your asking for a cycle that keeps criminals on the street. If I were a uncaught un-convicted criminal I would like this too.
MBL

Hemet, CA

#12 Sep 22, 2008
Rosco wrote:
If my neighbor were raped why should innocent little me have to pay for it? Why not make rapist pay for this. You Democrates think money grows on trees. As were seeing the trees are all falling.
No, no s**t for brains! You missed the point! Sarah is pushing to have the *woman who was raped* pay for the kit. Jeez, the stupidity of some people is beyond belief!
Insensitive schmuck

Hemet, CA

#13 Sep 22, 2008
Sexist Pig wrote:
She knows that many women just cry rape when the guy doesn't call them the next day.
How true! That's why your mom didn't squeal like a pig wearing lipstick when I pinned her to the ground and boned her up the poop chute. She was asking for it!
MCA

United States

#14 Sep 22, 2008
The "stupidity of some people?" Geez MBL and all you others who ASSUME all Republicans are all alike, how about if we start thinking all you democrats are all alike? You're like sheep following the Democrat leader, believing ANYTHING they say regardless if it is true or not. For the person who said you can't understand Republicans because all they do is lie, do you actually believe democrats don't lie? Most politicians lie. Bill and Hillary are two of the worst liars in politics.
You think Sarah Palin said she wanted victims to pay for their own tests? Maybe you should read http://townhall.com/Columnists/AmandaCarpente... and do your own research from here on out. You can't believe either side! Now take it a step further and look for the ones that say "I approved this message." Research and and find out which candidate is the liar. Obama spreads so many lies about McCain that it should be criminal!
Why am I Republican if I think both sides lie? I am NOT a die hard Republican. I am registered Republican ONLY because Republicans believe in less government and less interference in personal lives. I will vote the candidate regardless of what party they are. I will vote the candidate I personally found to believe the same things I believe. I do that by doing my own research and finding out what the facts are, not some ambiguous statement made by a party headquarters. Stop being sheep and DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH PEOPLE! This is exactly why the wrong people are in office today. Lazy people believing everything they hear from their party and not doing a little research on their own! So those who posted here about Sarah Palin and tearing her to pieces about something that was a lie, this either proves you are sheep or you're a liar. Now that you know the truth, will you correct the next blog that has it wrong? Or will you now sit quietly off to the side and think just because you didn't say anything that you didn't lie? Fix the lies on either side and let the real person win for the right reasons and not because of a bunch of lies.
Sexist Pig

AOL

#15 Sep 22, 2008
Insensitive schmuck wrote:
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How true! That's why your mom didn't squeal like a pig wearing lipstick when I pinned her to the ground and boned her up the poop chute. She was asking for it!
That was you?
newanarchy

Dallas, TX

#16 Sep 22, 2008
Rosco wrote:
If my neighbor were raped why should innocent little me have to pay for it? Why not make rapist pay for this. You Democrates think money grows on trees. As were seeing the trees are all falling.
What an absurd twist of logic, what if the rapist isn't caught? If you get robbed or murdered, why should innocent little me have to pay the police's salary to investigate? Screw you.
anonymous

Billings, MT

#17 May 9, 2011
newanarchy wrote:
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What an absurd twist of logic, what if the rapist isn't caught? If you get robbed or murdered, why should innocent little me have to pay the police's salary to investigate? Screw you.
Not to mention that at this point, it's the accused, not the rapist. Or have people completely forgotten about innocent until proven guilty...
thor

Peru

#18 May 9, 2011
this Sarah palin is no saint. It is well-known she is leading an orgiastic life at Wasilla: she has seduced Levi Johnston and at the same time he is doing again his ex bristol and now younger sister Willow. hameless lady.
thor

Peru

#19 May 9, 2011
typo: should read "shameless lady".
Tim

Minneapolis, MN

#20 May 9, 2011
thor wrote:
this Sarah palin is no saint. It is well-known she is leading an orgiastic life at Wasilla: she has seduced Levi Johnston and at the same time he is doing again his ex bristol and now younger sister Willow. hameless lady.
So I can see pablo is still in LOVE with the Palins. Are you still mad that Levi got a woman, and all you can get is a monkey to implale you.
Do you still dress up and pretend that you are maria?
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