Rape victims billed for rape kits
There is no excuse for this. Palin is wrong, as are the many other elected officials that allow this to take place. If one of the few duties (in my opinion) of the government is to protect citizens (meaning arresting/prosecuting/incarcerating), the governement (tax payers) should foot the bill for the rape kits.
There are reports abounding now in the internet that Palin likely did not know of this practice in Wasilla, mostly because it was never used. It became illegal in 2000. It's still reprehensible that this would occur, but apparently it didn't under Palin's watch. Score one for the good girls.