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September 14, 2008

More On Palin's Book Banning

This has gone back and forth.

Back in early September, the OPJ blogged about Sarah Palin's book banning proclivities. The by-now completely untrustworthy McCain campaign has denied everything, of course. Governor Palin herself regarded the story as "an old wives tale" This is from ABC:
In the remaining part of Charlie Gibson's interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to air later tonight on "20/20," she denies ever having tried to ban a book while mayor of Wasilla.
Of course. But when she was on the city council:

But in 1995, Ms. Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues that she had noticed the book “Daddy’s Roommate” on the shelves and that it did not belong there, according to [Laura] Chase (the campaign manager during Ms. Palin’s first run for mayor in 1996)and [former Mayor John] Stein. Ms. Chase read the book, which helps children understand homosexuality, and said it was inoffensive; she suggested that Ms. Palin read it.

“Sarah said she didn’t need to read that stuff,” Ms. Chase said. “It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library and she didn’t even read it.”

Ahh, wiggle room. Republicans just love their wiggle room.

Note to Fred Honsberger: It's nice to hear you on KDKA, my friend. But Fred, recently I've heard you defend Governor Palin with this line of reasoning:
But no books were ever banned from the library.
You have to know that that's not really much of a defense. Here's why: It's pretty obvious that she tried to ban books she (and/or her church) found offensive. Isn't that bad enough? What defender of free thought would even want to ban a book?

Whether she succeeded is another matter altogether. But just trying to get a book banned is sin enough in a free society, don't you think?


John K. said...

John K: The left is not being consistent. You folks have no problem trying to ban conservatives from the radio. Can we say Imus and now the attempt on Quinn. What's the difference? As if I should even ask. LOL LOL LOL LMAO

John K. said...

John K: No books were banned were they? What does that matter. To a lefty its like lipstick on a pig eh? LOL LOL LOL LMAO Its the thought that counts. LOL