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.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

An Independent Woman Says NO to Palin's Smear Tactics

I was appalled on Monday, October 6, when at the rally in Clearwater, Florida, Sarah Palin again accused Obama of condoning terrorists and "palling around with terrorists." A member of her audience quite clearly said "Kill him!" Yet "Pro-life" Palin did not pause to chastise this horrible outburst. As a human being—not matter how foolish or unschooled or unqualified I find Sarah Palin—I expected her to sieze that moment for greatness and rightness and set the record straight. Her not speaking out right then against such a despicable comment shows not only that this woman cannot lead, but that she condones violence toward people who disagree with her—and at the least, has no clue how to take a stand for what is right. How sad! I have been watching her, and smirking a little over her ridiculous gaffes, and her obvious lack of understanding of the most basic global issues. I have understood that her ignorance is dangerous—but that one rally and that single missed opportunity on her part to do right has focused my attention to the fact that this woman is a detriment to us all. God help us if voters do not make it clear in November that NEVER AGAIN will we tolerate such blunt idiocy in the White House.
–Jean H., Independent, Brutus, MI