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Sarah Palin Raises Over $1 Million for Planned Parenthood
By David Knowles / February 13, 2009

Via today’s Miami Herald comes a story that might be filed under “the law of unintended political consequences.” Way back in September, when Sarah Palin was campaigning alongside John McCain a curious anonymous e-mail started making the rounds. It urged women to donate to Planned Parenthood in Palin’s name. Here’s some video of Palin answering a reporter’s question yesterday on the windfall of donations she has unwittingly helped bring to Planned Parenthood.

And here’s the full text of the original e-mail:

Dear Friends:

We may have thought we wanted a woman on a national political ticket, but the joke has really been on us, hasn’t it? Are you as sick in your stomach as I am at the thought of Sarah Palin as Vice President of the United States?

Since Palin gave her speech accepting the Republican nomination for the Vice Presidency, Barack Obama’s campaign has raised over $10 million dollars. Some of you may already be supporting the Obama campaign financially; others of you may still be a little honked off over the primaries.

None of you, however, can be happy with Palin’s selection, especially on her positions on women’s issues. So, if you feel you can’t support the Obama campaign financially, may I suggest the following fiendishly brilliant alternative?

Make a donation to Planned Parenthood. In Sarah Palin’s name. And here’s the good part: when you make a donation to PP in her name, they’ll send her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor. Here’s the link to the Planned Parenthood website:

www.plannedparenthood.org

You’ll need to fill in the address to let PP know where to send the “in Sarah Palin’s honor” card. I suggest you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:

McCain for President
1235 S. Clark Street
1st Floor
Arlington, VA. 22202

Feel free to send this along to all of your women friends and urge them to do the same.

Planned Parenthood has now raised over $1 million on a campaign they had no part in orchestrating. A true fund-raising windfall, I doubt the organization is complaining much about all those thank you cards it has had to send out to the Alaska Governor.

Source / America On Line

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