The Palin Rape kit rumor is not true!

There has been a nasty rumor going on that during Palin's tenure as mayor of Wassila, female rape victims were required to pay for their own rape kits. It was supposed to be another example on how Palin was really a man and hated women and wanted them all to stay home barefoot and pregnant.

Imagine my surprise when you find out that this is not true.

In reality, and had any journalist in the MSM outlets bothered to do their job instead of working for the Obama campaign 24/7, there was a state law forbidding charging victims of rape for their rape kits since 2000. As for where it all came from, the chief of Police( chief of police, not Palin) in Wasilla wanted to have the Insurance companies(Insurance companies, not the victims) to pay for them, with the intention of billing it ultimately to the rapists eventually. However, there isn;t a single piece of record that shows that a single victim's insurance was ever billed for it. If this practice still seems creepy or exclusive to macho,
rough-and-tumble Alaska, well, it happens to be the practice in other
states, too, like North Carolina (until recently) and … Illinois.

And can you guess who co-sponsored that bill in Illinois?

Can you say Barack Obama?

Have a nice day! 

0 comment on The Palin Rape kit rumor is not true!

  1. kinzi
    September 25, 2008 at 5:17 am

    This kind of reporting seems to happen often, without any kind of retraction later.

  2. Valerie
    September 25, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Oh, there is an amazing influx of all kinds of disinformation going on just now. It’s enough to make a lady vote Republican.

  3. just another republican
    September 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Your ranting is wrong this time Sandmonkey. Your timeline reasoning is all wrong.

    If you actually read the Frontiersman news article you cite, it is because of Wasilla and their Chief of Police, Fannon, that the legislature passed that law in 2000. When Sarah Palin became mayor of Wasilla, in 1997, she appointed Fannon after she fired the previous Chief of Police, Staumbaugh. The previous police chief had included the rape kits in the budget as a line item ($15,000) — she fired him and appointed Fannon, who took the rape kits out of the budget. All of this in 1997. And according to the US News & World Report article/blog, Palin said appointing Fannon was one of her best decisions as mayor. I assume she agreed with his decision to start charging rape victim for their rape kits. Kind of reminds me of Saudi Arabia, where they punish rape victims with public floggings.

    From the Frontiersman article:

    “While the Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies have covered the cost of exams, which cost between $300 to $1,200 apiece, the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests.”

    In 2000 the Alaska legislature and the governor, appalled at such a thing, passed the law to force backwards towns like Wasilla to do the right thing. In 1997 Palin fired the police chief who didn’t make rape victims pay and appointed a police chief who did make them pay. The temporal logic seems pretty clear… she did it.

    By the way, note the irony. To save $15,000 they charged victims of crimes who were at their most vulnerable. Yet when Sarah Palin left her job as mayor, she left the town $20 million dollars in debt. So much for the so-called fiscal and social conservatives. No offense, but I think such so-called conservatives wouldn’t know a real conservative if one walked up and bit them on the ass. And making excuses for such hypocrites liars and thieves isn’t being a responsible citizen. I blame the current market and economy meltdown on the willingness to enable such snakes just because they claim to be on your side.

  4. Ginan Rauf
    September 26, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    perhaps what they mean by freedom is the freedom to abuse victims at will with no accountability; hence, the admiration of secular liberatarians ranting on

  5. fireweed
    October 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Sorry, # 4 but it’s you who haven’t done your homework. There is a link provided that discusses what happened at the hearing–but it seems you prefer to get your information from people like Erbe who rely on hitting readers in the gut via a tiny “article” loaded with emotional outpouring and a dearth of anything resembling facts.

  6. Madouc
    October 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    thanks Sandmonkey, you rock!

    Still upset that you got sick in Austin.

  7. nadja007
    October 24, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Very interesting. I didn’t know that. Well, thanks forthe imformative post. In some way it helps me.


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