Sign the petition -- Sarah Palin: Please Resign.

Prominent conservative columnist and former Palin supporter Kathleen Parker called for Sarah Palin to resign from the Republican ticket. Even a conservative columnist and former Palin supporter is saying it: Palin is far from Vice-Presidential material. Can you sign our petition asking her to resign? Full petition statement:

Governor Palin, for the good of the country, please step down as John McCain's running mate.

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Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"And I am especially proud to say in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage [that she is] a devoted, a devoted wife and mother of five."
—John McCain introducing Sarah Palin

"If this doesn't resonate with every woman in America, I'll eat my hat."
—Alaska delegate Bill Noll on Sarah Palin

Dear Bill, get ready to eat your hat. —The Eds.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

From Sonia M., age 17

As a woman in the United States of America, I do not support Sarah Palin in her bid for the Vice-Presidential position. I find it insulting that the Republican Party thinks so little of the women of America that it has tried to replace one powerful woman (Mrs. Clinton) with another. Do they think we will not notice the difference? Sarah Palin seems set on reversing the hard work of my grandmothers, both of whom were active in the Women's Suffrage movement. She stands against a woman's right to choose, therefore implying that we should not even have control over our own bodies. She stands against sex education and birth control, both of which are immensely important, not only for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, but also for health reasons. She has no foreign policy experience in a time when it is acutely needed, and she does not support alternative energy development, despite the fact that we may be out of oil very soon. Perhaps most importantly, she does not support the separation of church and state, one of the things that America was built upon. If we cannot choose what to believe in, how can we really be free?
–Sonia M., 17, Littleton, MA