Thursday, September 11, 2008

Who Paid for the Rape Kit if You Were Raped in Wasilla?

Women, if you've ever been raped, if you've ever known anyone who's been raped, if you even fear being raped and you're a Sarah Palin supporter, and even if you're not worried about the possibility of being forced to carry a resulting pregnancy to term, it might behoove you to know that as recently as 8 years ago the Town of Wasilla, Alaska (and ONLY the town of Wasilla, Alaska,) under the mayorship of Sarah Palin, charged the victim for her own rape exam, rape kit and forensic testing.

After numerous complaints, the State of Alaska stepped in and passed legislation requiring that the city pick up the tab. Charlie Fannon, Police Chief of Wasilla, appointed to his position by Palin after her dismissal of the previous police chief, protested the law, saying that it would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year if the city had to foot the bill for rape exams.

Damn good thing Ms. Palin hadn't yet been made governor at the time, isn't it?

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