Thursday, October 05, 2006

Let's napoli Napoli

As you may recall, back in March the Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels started a Google-bomb campaign against SD state Senator Bill Napoli, the bozo who championed the abortion ban that doesn't even make exceptions for rape, incest, and the health of the mother.

His infamous quote, if you can stomach the memory, was his definition of the kind of rape victim that just maybe might qualify for an abortion (even though, under the very law he championed, she wouldn't):
A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.
Now this guy is running for reelection, and it's Reckoning Day. An Oglala Lakota woman named Theresa Spry is his opponent, and the Smart Bitches have set up a donation page for her campaign. Read more about their efforts and about Theresa Spry on today's post.

As I mentioned in my comments on their post, I've been bombarded with e-mails and phone calls asking for money for well-deserving candidates. This is the first plea that made me open my wallet.

If anyone deserves to burn to a heap of crunchy ashes in the Great Crematorium of Democracy on November 7, it's Bill Napoli.


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