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Female George Bush Gets a Lot Creepier

I liked the title of the blog post on Stop All Monsters so much, I repeated it here.

Most interesting to me about this controversy is how Palin claims to have been a leader of her town, but then people claim she knew nothing of policies that are the most controversial.

Clearly Palin wanted to bill rape victims as a way to dissuade them from reporting the crime. In fact, the state pressed for a bill to ban the charges in response to Palin:

…the Knowles bill that banned charging those who are raped was written BECAUSE ONE TOWN in Alaska was billing victims. Wassila.

Also, you suggestion that there were no rapes during this time doesn’t jive with the fact that the Police Chief in Wassilla stated that making this change meant that the taxpayers would have to now come up with about $14k per year.

This is for real. The state had to step in to stop Palin and her crony police chief from billing victims:

Eight years ago, complaints about charging rape victims for medical exams in Wasilla prompted the Alaska Legislature to pass a bill — signed into law by Knowles — that banned the practice statewide.

“There was one town in Alaska that was charging victims for this, and that was Wasilla,” Knowles said

A May 23, 2000, article in Wasilla’s newspaper, The Frontiersman, noted that Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies regularly pay for such exams, which cost between $300 and $1,200 apiece.

“(But) the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests,” the newspaper reported.

It also quoted Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon objecting to the law. Fannon was appointed to his position by Palin after her dismissal of the previous police chief.

Palin seems to have tried to get the rape numbers down by inconveniencing those who were victims. The harder it is to report a crime, the easier it becomes for her to say there is no rape data, and therefore no case for abortion.

It is not rocket-science to see what life will be like under Palin.

She makes Ayatollah Khomeini look like a kind and democratic man.

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