Fact: Tina Fey was right about Palin and the rape kits
When Tina Fey was honored by the Kennedy Center and awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the comedienne, known for her dead-on impersonation of Sarah Palin, took some pointed swipes at former Alaska governor when receiving the award [emphasis added].
Politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women — except, of course, those who will end up paying for their own rape kit and stuff. But for everybody else, it's a win-win. Unless you're a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years. Whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know — actually, I take it back. The whole thing's a disaster.
Before that story completely fades from view though, it's important to note that Fey's claim about Palin and rape kits was accurate , no matter  what right-wing bloggers  say as they continue  their ongoing  effort to whitewash  the thorny issue  and try to wall off the legitimate story  from further review.
Right on cue last week came their loud, indignant response to the Fey controversy.From  the far-right blog, American Thinker:
Well, yes, those remarks were a disaster. And mostly wrong. The rape kit apparently referred to an incorrect rumor that Alaskan women who claimed they were raped had to pay for their own test."
And from  Palin blogger Michelle Malkin:
Tina Fey recycles Palin rape kit lie
See, the story about how the town of Wasilla, Alaska, while Palin was mayor, made rape victims pay for their rape kits (or made their insurance companies pay for rape kits) is a "rumor" and a "lie."
Except that, of course, it's not .
In 2008, most of the Beltway press, perhaps under the false impression from Palin's frantic defenders that the story had been "debunked," passed on the rape kit story . If she runs for the White House in 2012 though, there's no way the story won't become a hot bed of controversy. And this time around it's imperative that reporters look at the facts  and not get bogged down by right-wing cries of "rumor" and "lie."
- Sarah Palin