Fresh Paint
Monday, September 22, 2008
FINALLY! CNN Covers the Rape Kit Story
... that we've been talking about for weeks:

Palin's town charged women for rape exams - CNN.com
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown required women to pay for their own rape examinations while she was mayor, a practice her police chief fought to keep as late as 2000.

A former Alaskan lawmaker says it seems unlikely that Gov. Sarah Palin was unaware of Wasilla's policy.

Former state Rep. Eric Croft, a Democrat, sponsored a state law requiring cities to provide the examinations free of charge to victims. He said the only ongoing resistance he met was from Wasilla, where Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002.

"It was one of those things everyone could agree on except Wasilla," Croft told CNN. "We couldn't convince the chief of police to stop charging them."

Alaska's Legislature in 2000 banned the practice of charging women for rape exam kits -- which experts said could cost up to $1,000.
Maybe now people will believe.

Good afternoon, friends. Is a beautiful, hazy afternoon around here, and I've been spending the day trying to figure out whether to watch Heroes tonight and tape Dancing With the Stars, or to tape Heroes and watch Dancing with the Stars. Is such an important decision. I've been flip-flopping all day. 49 percent sure it will be Option A. Still undecided about Option B.

But am 100 percent sure of Barack Obama.

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