I love it because it's mischievous and constructive.
Make a donation to Planned Parenthood in honor of Sarah Palin. She (and John McCain, if you send it to campaign headquarters) will receive a card informing her that a contribution has been made in her honor. (Mike doesn't know it yet, but we just made a donation! Always a worthy cause anyway.)
Thanks to my friend Linda to forwarding this idea in e-mail:
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 -- but want to do more -- anything. I am horrified by Palin's selection, furious and frightened by it for many reasons, one of which is her position on women's issues. May I pass along the following fiendishly brilliant idea?
Make a donation to Planned Parenthood. Of any amount, in Sarah Palin's name. Here's the best
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. It won't change the election but it will support an important organization and it will make women's voices heard. (And even if this
was cooked up by a PP person -- I don't care!)
Here's the link to the Planned Parenthood website:
You'll need to check "make honorary or memorial gift," and fill in the name of the person you
want to "honor," i.e. Palin. Fill in the address to let PP know where to send the "in Sarah Palin's
honor" card. If you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, they'll get the message.
McCain's headquarters address:
McCain for President
1235 S. Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Please free to send this along to all your women--and men friends and urge them to do the same.