Palin Loves The Second Amendment, Not So Sure About The First

Yet more follow-up on the “Sarah Palin attempted to ban books” story – this one a bit more legitimate sounding than the last one

“The author of the book Sarah Palin reportedly tried to have removed
from her hometown library blasted back Saturday evening, saying the
Alaska Governor had a “small-town mind,” was an enemy of intellectual
freedom and a “disastrous choice” for vice president.”

And the New York Times does the vetting that John McCain apparently failed to do (or didn't care about what they found) with the results being not unexpected.  This story includes more on the book banning story…

The new mayor [Palin] also tended carefully to her evangelical base. She
appointed a pastor to the town planning board. And she began to eye the
library. For years, social conservatives had pressed the library
director to remove books they considered immoral.

“People would
bring books back censored,” recalled former Mayor John Stein, Ms.
Palin’s predecessor. “Pages would get marked up or torn out.”

Witnesses
and contemporary news accounts say Ms. Palin asked the librarian about
removing books from the shelves. The McCain-Palin presidential campaign
says Ms. Palin never advocated censorship.

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 Ms. Chase and Mr. 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.””

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