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.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Women say STEP DOWN

The nomination of Sarah Palin by the Republican party is a travesty. This decision not only brings into question McCain’s judgment, but it shows his complete irresponsibility and pure political agenda. This decision jeopardizes the leadership our country and puts the United States of America in a very vulnerable place in the world. I call for Sarah Palin to step down from her nomination!
-Carole H., GA

It is time to remove Sarah Palin from the Republican ticket and replace her with an experienced politician we don't have to vet. The Republican party needs to restore honor and integrity to the election process. Sarah Palin has made a joke out of it.
-Cindy A., WA

As a US citizen I strongly object to Sarah Palin as a Vice Presidential candidate. She is a joke to women all over the United States and should step down as VP running mate.
-Nicole C., 38, Salt Lake City, UT

Sarah Palin is a threat to our country and our freedoms. She is unprepared to take on the task of US VP, as well as inarticulate. We would be a laughing stock of the world is she comes into office, worse than we are now. I hope she has the decency to step down from her party's ticket. What was John McCain thinking?
-Paula K., 50, Plainfield, NH

Palin’s lack of experience is terrifying when she would be second in command to leading our country - especially with the age and health concerns of the presidential candidate.
She says that she is representing the women of the country, but is not for women's rights. Don't use your gender to try and get people to overlook the fact that you are no where near qualified, but then turn your back on that gender in all of your beliefs. If Sarah Palin is actually for women, she should do us all a favor and step down.
-Michelle L., GA

Mrs. Palin, your stand on rape victims is beyond comprehension. Have you ever been raped, had a child raped, and saw attacker go free? Do you know what that does to a person mentally, as well as physically? My daughter suffered such a rape, and to have forced her to carry a child not conceived in love, but violence would have been a death sentence for her. The rape alone was mentally upsetting enough she had to be placed in a out patient facility to get counseling, to recognize such attacks are not the fault of the victim. Your stand, to not only blame the victim, but to force them to pay for thier own rape kits is beyond inhumanity, its just grotesque and cruel.
A VP is suppose to put their personal agenda aside, and represent the American people and their needs first, placing personal wants and beliefs last. If you cannot do that, please, step down now and let someone in who can.
-Maria T., St. Louis, MO

When I witness Sarah's actions, I see only blind, reckless ambition. She is playing with the lives and security of more than 300 million Americans, not to mention people in the rest of the world who are all affected by the actions of this country. If Sarah truly loved America, she would step back and say, "Thank you for your nomination, but I am not qualified to be Vice President (and potentially President)." Her actions are especially frightening because her running mate is 72 years old.
Sarah, you are not qualified. Please show your love for our country and step down.
-Carla Z., San Jose, CA

The best thing for Gov. Palin, not to mention the United States of America, is for her to step down now. It would spare her and her family from further scrutiny and humiliation and the country from a woman who is not ready, and may never be ready, to lead.
-Joan C., 72, Easton, MD

Please add momentum by writing a letter to your local paper today asking Palin to step down.
- The Eds.