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Published September 15, 2008 8:15PM (EDT)

Last weekend in Anchorage, the Alaskan Women Reject Palin demonstration drew a crowd of close to 1,500, according to protesters who were there, including a local blogger, who writes: "Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success ... Never have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage." The Washington Post reports that protest signs included: "Candidate to Nowhere," "Rape Kits Should Be Free," "Community Organizers Are the Real Patriots," "Sarah Palin: So Far Right She's Wrong" and "Hockey Mama for Obama."

According to People magazine, Palin thought Tina Fey's killer impression of her on the season opener of "Saturday Night Live" was "quite funny, particularly because she once dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween." Raise your hand if you believe either part of that statement. Anyone?

The news you've all been waiting for: Both Pink and Lindsay Lohan have gone on the record with their feelings about Sarah Palin. In an interview with PopEater, Pink says, "If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin, it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map ..." And according to TMZ, Lohan blogged: "Is our country so divided that the Republicans best hope is a narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe?" Wait, don't answer that.

Finally, the Florida Federation of Republican Women is calling for a boycott of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and O magazine because of Oprah's refusal to have Palin on as a guest during the campaign. "We find it to be an abuse of her power -- gained on the backs of our patronage of her advertising empire -- to use her program to so blatantly support Obama," says a press release from the organization. Later, it adds that the group's "members respect Ms. Winfrey's personal endorsement of the Democratic ticket." I guess if Republican-voting women believe in respecting abuses of power, that explains a lot.

By Kate Harding

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University

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