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

Women say NO - Part 3

I am sure Sarah Palin is a very nice woman and a wonderful mother but she has not business being VP of the United States. It gives me the shivers to imagine what might happen to the freedoms that women have worked so hard for.
—Elyse L., Brooklyn, NY

It almost does not matter who Sarah Palin is as woman as asking her to be Vice President as a divisive move by John McCain and the Republicans. I'd say it puts back the woman's movement rather that helps it because this was not a considered choice but a rash one to fill what they thought was a political void that could fill due to Hillary not in the race. It pits the female and the black vote against one another and is not aimed at united people but dividing people.

It shows that they are scrambling and not focused on how to win this race fairly. This is a short sited attempt to get the women's vote. They don't know women that well as women would not vote for a woman simply because she is female. Much like men they vote for the best candidate.
This choice shows a lack of respect and knowledge of women. They could have chosen a more qualified woman candidate as well.
—Leah O.

I do not trust this woman, and I do not believe she is a woman FOR women.
—Noelle R., 30, Chicago, IL

Please add my name to your list of women protesting all that Sarah Palin politically stands for.
—Lorraine K., 62, Surprise, AZ

Palin is hypocritical and undermines everything that women have fought for and continue to fight for. She has taken her Republic viewpoint to such an extreme that if she were to come into power her reign would take us back a century or two, and fastforward the destruction of this earth and our depletion of resources. It is appalling that someone with such extremist, destructive, and anti-American views has such a real chance of becoming the vice president of this country. I hear a lot of people saying that if McCain and Palin win the presidential election, they'll be moving to Canada. America is already losing power thanks to the Bush legacy, but McCain and Palin would drive America to its untimely death.
— Julia T., 22, San Francisco, CA

Sarah Palin represents a huge backward step for women and for this country. From reproductive rights to environmental science to freedom of speech, she's in the far extreme right. She is an embarrassment and an insult to women and men in this country.
We are so much better than this.
—Beth G., 55, New York, NY

Palin is pro-coathanger. I am not.
—Joanie D., 42, Washington DC