Sarah Palin, the latest icon of Republican “cool,” is turning out to be a bit more troublesome to the ticket than was perhaps expected. It has come to light that when she was mayor of Wasilla, if you were the victim of rape or other sexual assault, you were charged for the rape exam.
According to the Wasilla Police Chief, Charlie Fannon, who was appointed by Palin after she fired the previous chief, has said this was a way to reduce the burden on the taxpayer. My gosh, she really is a reformer!
I’m sure other great tax-saving ideas she had will emerge in the near future...although she still supports the earmark money ($400 to $600 million) for a new bridge that shortens the route from Wasilla to Anchorage. But wait, isn’t she against earmarks? I’m so confused.
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Labels: local government reform, Palin