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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Woman From Nevada Says NO

As a working mother (as well as a scientist, a Catholic, and a gun owner), I am completely insulted by the selection of Sarah Palin for Vice President. I know I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for my mother and my grandmother and all of the women who came before me, each of whom fought for my right to vote, my right to an education, better pay for women, better working conditions for women, and our inalienable right to reproductive choice.

Sarah Palin is very determined and has great ambition, both of which are admirable traits when they are combined with respect and humility, but she does not exhibit either of these. Not only has Palin failed to provide recognition of the women throughout history who fought for our rights and made it possible for her to be selected as a Vice-Presidential candidate, but she has continually shown disrespect and contempt for them by taking a political stance that is completely contrary to the success of women in America today and that of future generations. Her entire political platform clings to the notion that women would rather be subordinate to God and country than be empowered and choose their own course.

If Sarah Palin truly represented women she would be fighting for better education (especially science and technology), equal pay for equal work, reproductive choice, healthcare for women and children, and a healthier environment for all. Instead Sarah Palin wants to ban books, teach creationism with evolution, alter sex education, ban abortion (even under the most horrific circumstances), and continue our dependence on fossil fuels.

There are some remarkable women today who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of women throughout the world—and Sarah Palin is not one of them. Whether you are black, white, Hispanic, Republican or Democrat, as women we should not be fooled into supporting someone simply because we share the same chromosomes. I say NO to Sarah Palin for Vice President. And I say no to John McCain who thinks so little of women that he expects us to actually fall for this ploy.
-Jennifer T., 40, Reno, NV