by NeciVelez, Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 05:41:56 AM EDT
A group of independent filmmakers has launched The Wasilla Project
The purpose of the project is to produce a series of short (2-3 minute), video portraits of Sarah Palin and her hometown of Wasilla that can be a valuable addition to the prevailing impressions of her. As time and resources allow, we may do a longer edit as well, one which goes into depth on broader topics raised by Palin and her political career.
The audience for these videos are not the already decided on the right or the left, it's a much as possible people who are undecided, people who want to believe in an inspiring narrative, while voting in the best interests of themselves and the country.
by brasch, Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 01:04:19 AM EDT
Sarah Palin may not have personally burned any books, but she didn't speak out against those who have. Her muted voice is a codnemntation of a life that has missed a part of the Constitution.
by GingertheDem, Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 11:34:49 AM EDT
This is my first diary, and I'm not great with html so please bear with me.
Many of you are aware that while Sara Palin was Mayor of Wasilla, the town of Wasilla charged rape victims for their rape kits. Wasilla was one of two towns in Alaska at the time that did this. It turns out this may not have just been some random event. John Aravosis over at Americablog writes:
There's a nationwide issue going on where "Christian" hospitals or doctors are refusing to give these medications to women who were raped. John McCain's good buddy, Joe Lieberman, thinks that's okay. I will bet you that is what happened here. Sarah Palin didn't want to give rape victims the choice to stop being impregnated by their rapists.
Here is the link: http://www.americablog.com/2008/09/did-p
The Obama campaign is not getting this info out. Please consider contacting your local chapter of Planned Parenthood, NARAL or NOW and ask them to start hitting hard on this issue. I have to think moderate women voters would find this frightening.
by bobswern, Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:20:06 PM EDT
Well I screwed the pooch a little earlier--a big no-no for people in my business--and ran with a story here without verification, which I later found to be bogus. I was in a rush, in the middle of work (multi-tasking, and I don't do that well), and posted a lame email I received about a supposed list of books Sarah Palin supposedly wanted to ban that she supposedly had presented to the Wasilla, Alaska Library Board--yeah I really) know better than this--and found it contained a lot of totally unsubstantiated and false information. Essentially, the whole thing was bogus. I apologized to everyone here.
On the way to discovering its inaccuracy, however, the following transpired...
by bobswern, Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 04:56:56 PM EDT
******UPDATE #1: I've included the author's email address and name, so please feel free to research the confirmation, if you'd like!******
******UPDATE #2: So, in a rush to post this, I wasn't thinking like my normal self, and I've since found out it was inaccurate. I've removed the original email. Please accept my apologies fellow MyDD'ers. This diarist definitely knows better than to do what I just did. I usually am pretty good about checking my sources. In fact, I pride myself on it. This time I screwed up. I'm normally better than this.
Now, that being said, I stumbled onto another set of facts, and I wanted to relay what I found out to everyone...
UPDATE CONTINUES TO DIARY'S END