who doesn’t cite ANY source for Obama as co sponsor of said law (which it turns out would not have been a negative, but rather a postive if he was making sure that the state was paying for the kits not matter what),
and who doesn’t acknowledge that a 1994 federal law was passed to deny funds to any state charging victims. For this reason I have a very hard itme believing that NC is only deciding 14 years later to start accepting federal funding by only now ceasing charging victims.
As for his other sources, Bob Owens – another conservative blogger, who heard from, who heard from, and NRO, who might have a point, EXCEPT that it was local and state news, the town is 6800 people, and it would have been HIGHLY unlikely and extremely wishful thinking to believe Palin did not hear about it at all.
Also, I fundamentally disagree that hospitals charging insurance companies means that the victims weren’t being charged. i don’t know about you, but we have a $1000 dollar deductible on our insurance. Also, what if the victim didn’t have insurance? Would they be charged? Would they even report that they’d been assaulted/raped/abused, if they’d heard from their chief of police (the new appointee of their mayor) that the evidence collection and prosecution of their crime was a burden on the tax payer? Maybe that’s why no one was charged during those two years – their chief of police had already said it was their own fault for being raped in the first place, and how dare they assume that the taxpayer would “pick up the tab?”
If you really want to believe what this guy is saying, go to. I cited you sources from USAToday to the Wall Street Journal to the NYTimes. When he cites anyone, he’s citing folks who support his point of view utterly and completely, who don’t always cite THEIR sources.
I’m telling you that the decisions I’m making on Palin are based on my gut, my experience as a Family Support Worker in impoverished communities, and on researched fact. Her belief system is utterly different from my own and she is simply not qualified to be president. And that’s what being a VP candidate is- you are asking the electorate to be comfortable with you being president if you running mate cannot. Especially when your running mate is a 72 year old 5 time cancer survivor. I’ve seen with my own eyes how fast melanoma kills, and how quickly it can reoccur. I’m not voting to put Palin that close to the presidency and I will speak as much truth as I can to fight against her ticket winning. Period.