Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sarah Palin's Book Banning Binge

Like Oklahoma's Sally Kern, Sarah Palin had her first brush with notoriety when she tried to ban books in the Wasilla Public Libary. No one knows to date what books she had in mind, but how much do you want to bet, like Sally Kern, those books were ones that "promoted" homosexuality?

When the librarian wouldn't follow Palin's decree, she was fired:

In December 1996, Emmons told her hometown newspaper, the Frontiersman, that Palin three times asked her -- starting before she was sworn in -- about possibly removing objectionable books from the library if the need arose.

Emmons told the Frontiersman she flatly refused to consider any kind of censorship.

A woman who defended the librarian has written an online letter that has now been picked up on sites all across the web. She gives a lot of background on Sarah Palin. Check it out.