Monday, September 22, 2008

Warning! Post About Sex & Politics Below!

Thank you Theresa for sending this my way.....

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 recovering from the primaries. So, if you feel you can't support the Obama campaign financially, may I suggest the following fiendishly brilliant alternative?

Make a $5 minimum donation to Planned Parenthood. In Sarah Palin's name. A Planned Parenthood donation is tax deductible, while a political donation isn't.
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

You'll need to fill in the address to let PP know where to send the 'in Sarah Palin's honor' card. Use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters:

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


Franklin5 said...

First: Texas misses you, and I suck for not saying so sooner.

Second: LOVE THIS POST. Can I Twitter it? (Better yet, would you? Because Lollyblogger Tweets: oh, just be still my heart.)

No hurt feelings if you'd rather I didn't; I'll make the donation anyway. No promises that I won't continue to pester you about jumping on the Fail Whale bandwagon, however.

Wishing y'all well...

Lollyblogger said...

Hey Franklin5!
I miss Texas, more than you can imagine. I will definitely look into Twitter, as soon as my beloved George stops twittering all over my floors. I promise.

You may pass this Palin message to anyone you see fit- I got it from a friend that used to be a Director of PP, and think it's rather genius. I'll trade you this post for an update on your blog! Take good care---

TX Poppet said...

I am e-mailing all my girlfriends with a link to this. As soon as I stop laughing. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping solidify my thinking and desire to vote FOR Sarah Palin. These tactics are divisive and ineffective at best. Planned Parenthood is an abomination, and anyone who knows anything about that organization and/or Sarah Palin would know any "donations" in her name to PP are driven by hatred.

Franklin5 said...

Lolly, thanks for granting me permission to spread the word on this. I hope you don't regret it; I certainly don't.

Anonymous, I respect your conviction in your candidate, which is clearly as deeply held as my conviction in mine.

However (and this isn't my blog, so I hope I'm not overstepping), I don't have any respect whatsoever for anonymous hit-and-run comments. If you've got an opinion, please: share it, but use your own voice.

And if you followed my Twitter to find this blog post, then you can probably figure out how to find my email address, too. Use that, and let's have an honest discussion about why you think Planned Parenthood is an "abomination."

I'm more than happy to share with you my views on the matter, very few of which have anything to do with hatred. Can you say the same?

We may not agree, but at least we can have a civil discussion about the topics that matter to us.

That's just my (non-deductible) .02.

Ian's mom said...

If you want to support Obama - send him $5. If you want to support Planned Parenthood - send them $5. But do you really need to have a passive aggressive reason to support either? This campaign is ugly enough without encouraging fiendishness.

Just my two know I luv ya!