The Political Pendulum

Sarah Palin good for the GOP: Bad for pregnant teenagers!

Posted on: September 5, 2008

This is an issue that needs to be asked of Gov. Mooseknuckle:  Would she have line-item vetoed this funding knowing what she knows now? 

From Crooks & Liars via The Washington Post:

ST. PAUL — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live.

After the legislature passed a spending bill in April, Palin went through the measure reducing and eliminating funds for programs she opposed. Inking her initials on the legislation — “SP” — Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million. Covenant House is a mix of programs and shelters for troubled youths, including Passage House, which is a transitional home for teenage mothers”

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