Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sarah Palin Is All About Censorship

As Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Sarah Palin now Vice Presidential candidate running alongside John McCain inquired about the process of removing books from her local library. Rumor has it Sarah Palin inquired about the process of removing books she did not approve of. Including "Go Ask Alice" and "Pastor, I am Gay." Regardless of whether she did ask for specific books to be removed and/or fired the librarian in the story, this goes to show Sarah Palin is all about censorship. Below is a clip from Brian Ross of ABC who has covered the story.

10 comments:

Project Director said...

debunked

Queers United said...

? Sarah Palin asked the librarian 3 times about the procedure to remove books. Clearly, she was interested in removing the books. I am not making any claims about her firing the librarian that are in the video, as I don't know and will let the media and investigators do their job. The point of this post is to show her censorship philosophy and anti-gay attitude.

Anonymous said...

Debunked only that she tried to remove the books, you mean. That she was interested in how to get books removed is a fact.

reality-hammer said...

Not only that...she's a...MONOTHEIST and was once a PRACTICING THESPIAN!Q!!!1!!

Don't you have something better to do than repost debunked claims?

Queers United said...

The fact that she inquired about the process to remove books has not been debunked and is fact. Go check it out for yourself and re-read my post where I clarified that "rumor" has it about specific books.

Queers United said...

"According to coverage in the local newspaper, the Frontiersman, Palin asked the librarian at a meeting "if she would object to censorship even if people were circling the library in protest about a book."

The report quotes the librarian as responding, "I told her clearly I will fight anyone who tries to indicate what books can go on the library shelves."

The same week that Palin raised the issue she fired Baker (then using her married name Emmons) as librarian, claiming she was not "loyal" to the new administration and had supported Palin's opponent in the election. She said the dismissal was not connected to questions of censorship, and that she had dismissed all city department heads and told them they could re-apply for their jobs."
(http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=5766173&page=2)

Sabertoothed Screaming Lemur said...

I checked snopes.com and while it has been debunked that she had a LIST, she did indeed ask if it would be possible to remove certain books from the library. When the current librarian told her no way, she tried to have the librarian fired "for not fully supporting her" and then claimed it was "just a test of loyalty". So says the Anchorage Daily News.
Whether she had a list of books or not, whether she succeeded or not, that sounds pretty pro-censorship to me. Fahrenheit 451, anyone?
Oh, and anonymous, don't even get me started on her "monotheism" and what she'd do with *that* if she got the chance.

Nihou said...

That she would fire the librarian for "supporting" her opponent is just plain wrong. Imagine what she would do on capital hill if she/McCain were to make it up there...

Wonder Man said...

Agggh, I can't take this. She's not worth anything

Anonymous said...

Someone make up my mind. First everyone says that Wasilla is such a small town, that it speaks very little for Palin's leadership experience, but when she tries to ask about book banning procedures, then it becomes a nationwide scare?! You're all being ridiculous! You know good and well that if something like this ever got to a nationwide scale, the uprising would speak volumes, the Supreme Court would deem it unconstitutional, and it would have to pass through Congress and Senate. That's why this country is based on checks and balances. Why must everyone be sooooo ignorant? Because of our political system, although not free from flaws, has allowed you to protest, write against, and given you the opportunities to join and make a difference (Harvey Milk, anyone?). Oh but we're going to let one issue make or break this country. We allowed Clinton to remain in office despite his flaws and because of his leadership, it's now OK that other politicians did drugs, have affairs, and rewrite the dictionary. Overall, Palin's shown that she's a woman of action and if something or someone gets in the way, then a resolution must be attained. She's got five kids! Do you think, she waits around to get all five kids to decide what's in their best interest? She's more liberal than conservative in that respect! Stop seeing just the trees before the forest!

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