Monday, September 22, 2008

"Sarah Palin was a full-on, street protesting clinic blocker."

Over at Kos.

I don't think we've discussed this one yet:

Soon after the book controversy, [Rev. Howard] Bess found himself again at odds with Palin and her fellow evangelicals. In 1996, evangelical churches mounted a vigorous campaign to take over the local hospital's community board and ban abortion from the valley. When they succeeded, Bess and Dr. Susan Lemagie, a Palmer OB-GYN, fought back, filing suit on behalf of a local woman who had been forced to travel to Seattle for an abortion. The case was finally decided by the Alaska Supreme Court, which ruled that the hospital must provide valley women with the abortion option.

At one point during the hospital battle, passions ran so hot that local antiabortion activists organized a boisterous picket line outside Dr. Lemagie's office, in an unassuming professional building across from Palmer's Little League field. According to Bess and another community activist, among the protesters trying to disrupt the physician's practice that day was Sarah Palin.

No, no doubt that the wingnut base will only celebrate this. No mystery there. But I'm curious how the undecideds will see this. That'd make an interesting viral e-mail, I would think.

Sarah Palin was a full-on, street protesting clinic blocker.

She really is the wingnuts' creature, isn't she? I have to admit, when she was chosen, I wasn't really expecting something like THIS. Hard right, sure. But she's probably the most socially right-wing nominee the party has ever had.

No wonder McCain's numbers are tanking.

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