Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Very Disturbing

This is not a political blog, but I have to say that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book censoring tendencies are very, VERY disturbing.

From a New York Times article:

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.
I know the McCain campaign insists that Palin has "never advocated censorship," but I don't believe it.


purplemoonmyst said...

that is very disturbing!

Harvey said...

I don't believe it either. She claims it was a "rhetorical" (I think she meant "hypothetical") question. My question: What kind of person even asks a question about the possibility of banning books? My answer: A wannabe book banner.

Lisa said...

I can't even imagine, as a voracious reader, ever voting for someone who would even consider censorship of books! It is highly disturbing!!

Gwen Dawson said...

The scariest part is that if McCain gets elected, there's a not insignificant chance Palin will be president before 4 years are up.

mike mitchell said...

She's a nut. And Gwen is right...a heartbeat away from the presidency in the event that McCain, 73 years old and a 4 time cancer survivor, is elected. It's scary.