Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sarah Palin, censor

From today's Time Magazine article, via librarian.net:

[Former Wasilla mayor] 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.” The librarian, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn’t be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire her for not giving “full support” to the mayor.

1 comment:

James Hanley said...

Not exactly shocking, but always depressing. The moralists never grasp how ironic it is when they speak of their love for American "freedom" while they are perpetually looking to censor and ban any uses of that freedom that they don't personally approve of.

(I almost wrote, that they don't personally like, but in fact we know that sometimes they actually do like the things they're trying to ban, don't we?)