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Sarah Palin Watch: Debunking the Wasilla Rape Kit Charges in Palin’s Own Words

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Why is the Boston Globe perpetuating the outright LIES?

Call or write them and let you know hat you think of this faux journalism:

The Globe’s phone is 617-929-2000; letter@globe.com . Corrections are urged to be sent to comments@globe.com and the listed phone number is 617-929-8230.
 

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A sample Rape Kit (click graphic to enlarge)

Flap previously debunked this outright LIE by Democrat operatives earlier but there is more – Sarah Palin’s outright denial.

Key Graph from the Frontiersman:


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 Knowles’ decision would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year, insinuating that the department’s policy was to bill victims for this testing. During your tenure as Mayor, what was the police department and city’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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18 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Watch: Debunking the Wasilla Rape Kit Charges in Palin’s Own Words

  1. Wasilla was the only city in Alaska that charged women for their rape kits at the time that the Alaska legislature passed the law that abolished that practice.

    One side is lying about this issue, but it’s not the Democrats who are guilty of that.

  2. @2

    Thoroughly debunked and proven to be a lie. Tony Knowles the former Democrat Governor of Alaska is the perp.

    So, prodigal you are wrong.

  3. What’s been thoroughly debunked and proven to be a lie are the denials you on the right keep tossing out in your attempts to avoid the truth of the matter, Flap.

  4. BS

    You guys from the left have no arguments and ignore the facts. This is just a smear job.

    Click and read through my links and it is debunked. But, you don’t want to believe you are wrong and so will just continue to babble on and on – like others before you.

  5. You accusing anybody of babbling on this is laughable – what you falsely claim to be a case of her “addressing the issue head on” was really a case of her tapdancing around the question in order to avoid answering it. She said nothing of what she did as Mayor, instead tossing out what she’s done as Governor – this is evasion, not straight talk, and you ought to know that if you really paid attention when you read the text you quoted in this blog entry. But at least she (and you) are following Charles Durning’s excellent example from his tenure as Governor of Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mNDHTfdn1A

  6. You obviously did not click through the links on this post or read my other posts in the matter.

    Go and read them.

    But, you still won’t believe me. Are you still outraged over that old Bitch Ph.D post?

  7. You do not deal with evidence although it is there. You have biased conclusions like most on the left.

    So, be it.

    You are wrong and it is proven.

    Now get over it.

    By the way, read my terms of use.

  8. The “evidence” you presented here – Palin’s answer to the questionnaire – does not say what you claim it says. That means that by claiming that her answer says something that it does not, you are either mistaken, or lying. There’s nothing here for me to get over … except, perhaps, the hope that the former of the two possibilities is the one that actually holds sway.

    p.s. If the reference to the Terms of Use is some sort of oblique admission that you’re about to edit my comments or ban me, as you point out over there, it’s your blog, and you can do that. But performing the virtual equivalent of plugging your fingers in your ears and screaming “I’m not listening to you!” doesn’t change the truth that you’re trying to avoid. You’re still wrong on this, no matter how you try to frame the discussion otherwise.

  9. Didn’t click the links, did you? Or read the other pieces by Geraghty or the extensive discussion over 4 posts at the Confederate Yankee, now did you?

    You stated:

    Wasilla was the only city in Alaska that charged women for their rape kits at the time that the Alaska legislature passed the law that abolished that practice.

    This is not true and various sources have corroborated this.

    You have offered no proof that what you state about charging for the rape kits is true.

  10. Wasilla was the only city I found any record of charging victims for rape kits at the time the legislation was passed. I stand corrected on that.

    So when will you get around to admitting that the answer you quoted doesn’t say what you claimed it did? Because your claim that she dealt with the question head on is still false.

  11. Say what?

    Wasilla never charged period for rape kits. That is a fact. Still haven’t clicked the links or read the posts have you?

    What more than you need for evidence – Sarah Palin:

    “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.

    Palin denies it and Wasilla never charged for rape kits.

    End of story.

  12. That’s not a denial, it’s a sidestep. A denial would have actually occurred if she’d written “Wasilla never charged victims for rape kits”, which is not what she wrote. You’re right that a story has ended, but the story where that happens to be the case is the story you on the right keep trying to spread.

  13. If we didn’t care about the facts, I wouldn’t have been pointing out to you the fact that the quote does not say what you keep falsely claiming it did. Not just sidestep yes, but several sidesteps yes, no matter how often you try to deny the truth of the matter.

  14. Ok, now you are just repeating yourself and ridiculously at that.

    The quote is a quote. If you do not believe it, then it is your opinion and you have expressed it.

    More noise than content and with that I am going to bed.

  15. I keep repeating the fact that the quote does not say what you claim it does because you keep repeating the same false claim about it. If you want to complain about the amount of noise relative to content, then you really need to stop generating so much of the former – especially if you don’t want to keep making it look like the second possibility mentioned in comment #10 is the only one that could possibly apply to your statements on this matter.

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