Palin's Anti-Rape-Investigation Stance Raised by McCain Campaign. Will Reporters Question?

Here's what we know. First, the state had to pass a law to mandate the funding of processing of "rape kits" (the forensics evidence collected in rape cases), specifically because of Wasilla, under Mayor Palin. That policy of not paying for rape kits was not in place when Palin took office -- the town paid for rape exams and rape kit processing before she was Mayor.

And now, today, in an attempt to say that the firing of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was not due to his refusing to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law, the McCain campaign actually tells the AP, "The last straw, the McCain campaign said, was in July, when Monegan planned to travel to Washington to seek federal money for a plan to assign troopers, judges and prosecutors who could exclusively handle sexual assault cases -- one of the state's most intractable crime problems."

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