On Palin

I was going to compose a post about my thoughts, after sleeping on McCain's VP choice. However, I've decided to be lazy (it IS a 3 day weekend, after all), and merely recommend you to the comments on this post over at the Whatever. Scalzi usually has a particularly interesting group of intelligent and civil commenters, and I feel that the discussion going on over there pretty much sums up many of my own views regarding Sarah Palin.


  1. Thanks for the lead. I'm always looking for blog with a diverse audience that's willing to comment. Wish I could give ya kudos.

  2. if true, this is enough for me:

    From an online article,

    "8 More SHocking Revelations About Sarah Palin" on Alternet.org


    "1: Palin Tried to Ban Books From Local Library

    Thanks to Bush, the Republican Party is not strongly associated with intellectualism. But Sarah Palin has apparently taken the conservative derision for book-learnin' to a whole new level: Time reports that as mayor of Wasilla, Palin asked the town librarian how to go about banning books from the local library. News reports from the time show that the librarian, who, strangely enough, was opposed to a tactic commonly employed by totalitarian regimes, had her job threatened for not giving her "full support" to the mayor.

    The People for the American Way have issued a statement condemning Palin's actions and demanding an explanation from her:

    People can disagree about a lot of things, but censorship is completely beyond the pale. Our democracy was founded on the belief that government shouldn't tell people what kinds of books to read or what kind of beliefs to hold. No one with that kind of history should be anywhere near the White House. Sarah Palin needs to clarify her stance on freedom of speech immediately, and John McCain needs to explain why he chose a running mate with so little regard for the Constitution.
    So far the McCain campaign has been quiet about Palin's attempts to legislate what books people should be allowed to read."

    Nick L.


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