Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Palin-Texas Connection Scandal: Rape Victims Don't Rate Freebies!

Palin and Texas Cost Too Much

It's true. Palin and Texas cost us by sucking out compassion in order to save $:

From Think Progress:
CNN reports that Texas hospitals are charging women who have been raped thousands of dollars for their rape kits that are collected by police as part of their investigations. According to CNN, Texas’s crime victim compensation fund consistently has a surplus and could likely cover these expenses.

During the 2008 campaign, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) came under criticism for the fact that while serving as mayor of Wasilla, the town’s policy was to “bill victims” for their rape kits.

If a woman is courageous enough to undergo tests for rape so that the rapist can be identified and caught, she should not have to bear the financial burden of the medical expenses involved, right? Well, not if you're Sarah Palin or the state of Texas.

Of course, it might not make a difference if Texas secedes from the Union as threatened.

What a heartless way to start out as a republic.

Just a thought.

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