Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, agreed to a request by her hometown newspaper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, for an interview by providing written responses via e-mail to the following questions.
The responses here were not edited and are preceded by the verbatim questions posed to her.
- 6. During your tenure as mayor in 2000, then police chief Charlie Fannon commented in a May 23, 2000 Frontiersman article about legislation Gov. Tony Knowles signed protecting victims of sexual assault from being billed for rape kits collected by police as part of their investigations. Fannon revealed then that Knowlesâ€™ decision would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year, insinuating that the departmentâ€™s policy was to bill victims for this testing. During your tenure as Mayor, what was the police department and cityâ€™s standard operating procedure in recovering costs of rape kits? Were any sexual assault victims ever charged for this testing while you were mayor?
- Sarah Palin’s answer: “The entire notion of making a victim of a crime pay for anything is crazy. I do not believe, nor have I ever believed, that rape victims should have to pay for an evidence-gathering test. As governor, I worked in a variety of ways to tackle the problem of sexual assault and rape, including making domestic violence a priority of my administration.”
Sarah Palin has now addressed the issue head on. The left can either prove her a liar or shut the frak up.
Flap bets it won’t be that easy as does Rusty.
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