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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 02:35 PM
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22. Some of you people don't read very well - even your own links.

"Does it mean that Palin hates rape victims, blames them for their assaults, etc.? No. Like many a Republican before her, she was shifting the cost of a government service off her books and onto others (in this case, she planned on health insurance providers and Medicaid picking up Wasilla's slack). That it was done with little reflection on the potential ramifications to health insurance companies or the hospitals, the possibility of having one's insurance revoked for utilizing it for an expensive emergency room visit or the 15% of Americans (including Alaskans) who lack health insurance, among other things, makes it bad policy but it doesn't make her a bad person. An uninsightful one with an inability to consider the potential unintended consequences of her actions, perhaps, but not a rape-promoter."

The charge floating around, and under discussion here, is that Palin charged victims for rape kits. Even someone who puts the worse possible spin on the facts, as the link you provided does, concedes that the City of Wasilla charged nary a single rape victim for anything - simply tried to pass the costs on to insurance companies or Medicare. Palin herself has never commented on the matter.

But, as I said, by all means carry on. Mine was an observation, not a complaint.
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