I would also like to remind everyone to sign up to become a fan of the movie page at http://www.boyswillbeboysmovie.com/. Here you can donate as little as a dollar or get up to date information such as when and where you can listen live to a radio interview this coming Thursday with Producer Stephen James and Shailey Tripp!!!
Getting back to the subject at hand, I would like to share this with you.
In keeping with my normal tradition of doing my school projects on subjects that are dear to me: Lyme disease, Free Leonard Peltier, and Genetically Modified foods, (all topics which send up red flags to federal officials!), my latest assignment was to do a Testimonial Speech. And, as usual, I will go over the 2 minute allotted time frame. I am willing to take a lower grade for this because I feel that sometimes you just can’t leave out information that is crucial to what you are trying to convey.
For this speech, we needed to choose someone who we admire and imagine we were introducing them to a crowd in order to accept an award or some sort of accommodation. I chose Shailey Tripp because I truly admire her for her courage and it is my hope that I am able to give her the encouragement to continue this endeavor. I would also look forward to the day when this Testimonial Speech becomes a reality and she is given an award for her accomplishments. (And yes, I would like to be the one giving this speech!).
Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight we are here to pay tribute to a now outspoken woman who no longer allows men define who she is and what she does. At one time she was a victim of domestic violence, 2 failed marriages and a single Mom of 2 disabled children, both still in diapers, and who became a prostitute. At one point she and her children were homeless and were forced to spend several nights sleeping in a public restroom. It was better than sleeping on the streets of Anchorage Alaska in the fall.
While trying to get back on her feet, she worked part time jobs, one being a masseuse. It was here she met Todd Palin, husband of then Governor Sarah Palin, and the 1st Dude. She got involved with Todd and he used her not only for sexual favors for himself, but also sold her out to other men. Some of those included Secret Service agents who were in charge of protecting his wife, and other federal authorities as well.
Being arrested for prostitution was a wake-up call. Instead of being a victim, she decided to fight back. When her story first broke in the “National Enquirer” I didn’t pay much attention to it even though I knew a lot of the players involved. Since then I have come to know her personally and have seen the evidence to support her claims.
I am proud of her for speaking out about this very sensitive issue, especially in light of the death threats and harassment she and her kids have endured. I am also elated that her book “Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality, and the Coverup of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal” is not only in its 2nd printing, but it is in the process of being turned into a movie!
We should all be grateful to her for bringing this issue to the forefront.
So, my dear friend Shailey Tripp, I congratulate you for having the courage to face your fears and speaking out to expose the corruption involved in prostitution and sex trafficking business!
My hat is off to you Shay!!!