Women Against Sarah Palin

Okay, It’s late, but I found this in my inbox when I got home from work and had to post it:

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have  felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of  becoming fact.

 Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and  her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental  protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to  ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful  person on the planet.

 We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash,  incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the  face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and  great-grandmothers so  fiercely fought for, and that we’ve so demonstrably benefited from.
*First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It  is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women  voters. We want to disagree, publicly.*

 *Therefore, we invite you to reply here <womensaynopalin@gmail.com> with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do > not support this candidate as second-in-command for our  nation.* Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of  residence.  We will post your responses on a blog called “Women Against Sarah Palin,”  which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your  reply at your earliest convenience—the greater the volume  of responses we
receive, the stronger our message will be.

 Thank you for your time and action.



Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
 New York, NY

 ***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!* If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.

That’s all the politics….for now.




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