03 September 2008

I Read Banned Books

But Sarah Palin doesn't. She bans them, apparently. (I have tried to keep my blog relatively politics free, but here I go again...)

Among the many revelations over the past four days about the formerly unknown governor of Alaska is the fact that she’s not exactly a free speech proponent. When she went on a firing spree after winning her first mayoral election (of a town of 6,500 people), her targets included the police chief and a librarian, both of whom had supported her opponent, and both of whom had their loyalty to Palin and her causes questioned. Nice. This is a link to the story in Time Magazine... And here is a juicy quote from that story:
Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. “The librarian was aghast.”
I'm sure I've made my feelings known on my blog about how I feel about book banners. I'm not a fan.


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