So, I was reading the comments on Scalzi's "how/when did you first visit Whatever" thread and, as I do occasionally, I clicked on the name of one of the commenters because I was curious about who they were. And I ran across this post on Adventures in Park Hopping. I think it's well written and worth your reading. The short version is that until the State of Alaska outlawed it, the Wasilla Police Dept. was charging rape victims for the cost of Rape Kit evidence collections. Go read her much more detailed post.
I didn't have time to read all of the linked articles, so I can't claim to be completely informed on the subject. I don't know whether or not it says anywhere that Sarah Palin knew what was going on in her town, but I find it hard to believe that she wouldn't have been aware of this in a town the size of Wasilla, AK.
I'll just repeat my comment from over there:
"This is the first I heard about this and it's utterly obscene. I'll be linking you on my blog.
I've said before elsewhere that anyone who votes for Palin just because they can't vote for Hilary is an idiot. The two couldn't have more diametrically opposed stances on politics and social issues. Lack of a penis is not a good enough reason to choose a candidate."
I actually expect to be less stressed later today, so I'll have more for you then. In the meantime...yes, posting this was therapeutic.