September 07, 2008
Lest We Forget

Sarah Vowell, in today’s New York Times:

During a gubernatorial debate in 2006, Governor Palin claimed that if her daughter, then 16, were impregnated as the result of being raped, Ms. Palin would hope that the girl would “choose life,” which is a polite way of saying she would expect a tenth-grader to give birth to her rapist’s baby.

Here’s a not-so-polite fact about the United States: According to Amnesty International, a woman is raped here every six minutes.…

This year, Senator McCain himself didn’t bother to stand up to the right wing of his party to insist that the rape and incest exception be written into the Republican Party platform.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 07, 2008 12:12 PM
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Aum Shakti.

Posted by: Mahakal on September 7, 2008 7:13 PM
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