Palin’s Rape Problem
Consider these two recent news stories about Sarah Palin:
1) Trying to spin herself out of trouble, Sarah Palin defends a controversial firing by saying the Public Safety Commissioner was too aggressive in setting up and pursuing funding for a new program combatting the high incidence of rape in Alaska. This is somehow a better explanation than the truth – she fired the Commissioner because he refused to fire her ex-brother-in-law.
2) As mayor of Wasilla, she apparently billed rape victims or their insurances companies for the cost of investigating the crime, to the tune of as much as $1,200 for these so-called “rape kits”, even though the town was flush with cash secured using federal earmarks obtained by the lobbyists she hired to help do just that.
Does Sarah Palin has a rape problem?
I mean, seriously. Would you expect a conservative, deeply religious, pro-life mother of five with a sexually active teenager to take such a cold-hearted view of the government’s role in enforcing the laws against rape?