Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Palin' in Comparison

A first-book interview with Kate Greenstreet.

A short review of Silliman's The Age of Huts.

And then there's this from the NY Times:

Shortly after becoming mayor, former city officials and Wasilla residents said, Ms. Palin approached the town librarian about the possibility of banning some books, though she never followed through and it was unclear which books or passages were in question.

Ann Kilkenny, a Democrat who said she attended every City Council meeting in Ms. Palin’s first year in office, said Ms. Palin brought up the idea of banning some books at one meeting. “They were somehow morally or socially objectionable to her,” Ms. Kilkenny said.

The librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, pledged to “resist all efforts at censorship,” Ms. Kilkenny recalled. Ms. Palin fired Ms. Emmons shortly after taking office but changed course after residents made a strong show of support. Ms. Emmons, who left her job and Wasilla a couple of years later, declined to comment for this article.

In 1996, Ms. Palin suggested to the local paper, The Frontiersman, that the conversations about banning books were “rhetorical.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In her defense, perhaps she has not seen _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade_:

"Goose-stepping morons like yourself should consider reading books instead of burning them." --adamschenck