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 7, 2008

Will Women Say NO to the McCain/Palin Smear Campaign?

Dear Readers,

When we started this website, we made a conscious decision to keep its space primarily as a forum for your voices—the voices of American women across this country who are rising up against the candidacy of Gov. Sarah Palin for Vice-President. However, we feel that this past week's events warranted a new call to arms, from us to you.

Ms. Palin recently advised Senator John McCain to “take the gloves off.” By which she means that he should stop talking about the failing economy, the war in Iraq, the health care crisis, and other issues of great importance to Americans, and start bashing Senator Barack Obama personally. With no regard for the truth of her accusations, she has begun engaging in just this kind of character assassination—or as she stated of herself, "The heels are on, the gloves are off ... until Election Day, it may get kind of rough." McCain has decided to do the same—if not in last night's debate—then on his campaign trail.

As the New York Times, among many other American newspapers, reported yesterday:

"Mr. McCain made clear on Monday that he wanted to make the final month of the race a referendum on Mr. Obama’s character, background and leadership—a polite way of saying he intends to attack him on all fronts and create or reinforce doubts about him among as many voters as possible."

This is a desperate last bid for the American presidency by the McCain/Palin ticket, one based on lies and a blatant disregard for the intelligence of the American people. To our mind, such smear campaigns—which have been a specialty of the Bush-Rove years, one that we would very much like to see disappear—degrade this country and its citizens. For a self-proclaimed Washington outsider, Ms. Palin is sure adept at playing its least endearing games.

To this end, we ask that you write to us at

Tell us why McCain and Palin's new campaign tactics—and the
hate-filled invective that their recent campaign rallies have promoted—do not represent you, or the America that you would wish for yourself and your children.


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