Thursday, September 11, 2008

More Straight Talk

Let’s tie the whole Palin/rape kit/per diem expense thing together, shall we?

The town of Wasilla billed rape victims for their own rape kits in order to keep taxes low. The money saved was between $5k-$14k. Sarah Palin charged the state of Alaska $16k using a per diem allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business when she was really staying (and cooking) in her own home.

So to sum it up, Palin doesn’t think she should have to pay for food, but rape victims should have to pay for their rape kits. Those are some family values right there. What a reformer, what a Maverick. On one hand, shrinking government aid for those in need, on the other exploiting government aid for one’s own gain … sounds downright Republican to me.


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