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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"She has succeeded in instilling fear—of her."

I cannot support a person, male or female, who actively engages in such hate mongering that crowds at political rallies are incited to call for someone's death. This is not leadership, nor is it civil discourse upon the pressing issues at hand.
-Barb R., 57, Manzanita, OR

I am a stay-at-home mom of two and I do not support Sarah Palin for VP! I cannot relate to her as a mother or as an intellect! I want someone smarter than me to be in the White House not someone who can talk Hockey!
-Cameron D., 35, Apex, NC

Sarah Palin will not get my vote. She is against women's rights (in many areas), and she spends more money on aerial shoots of wolves and polar bears than for education in Alaska. She is inexperienced and not politically savvy. She is betting on her looks and her soccer mom persona to get votes, but we're smart enough to see through her. NO on McCain and Palin.
-Lori O., 45, Henderson, NV

I find it especially disappointing that Governor Palin has formed an irrational misinformed attack method against Barack Obama that inspires verbal violent responses from her constituents. Especially as there are 14 fine women serving in the United States Senate, both Republican and Democrats, all of whom are admirable public servants. I would think that they would be embarrassed by Sarah Palin as a representative of women in politics.
-Judith J., Walla Walla, WA

I am a 56-year-old Caucasian woman living in southeast PA. I find it interesting that the public embraces a female politician who is "flirty and cute", but rejects a woman who stands up for what she believes in in a more "masculine" way, like Hillary Clinton. Sexism is truly rampant. In addition to her desire to send women's rights back to the stone age, Palin's most disturbing trait of late is the fear and mob mentality she is encouraging toward Barack Obama. It is dangerous and wrong and shows her lack of integrity. She has succeeded in instilling fear—of her!
-Virginia, Southeast Pennsylvania