Palin’s “Actual Responsibilities” as Madame Mayor

4 09 2008

. . .surely need national-level journalistic scrutiny if her true story is that they involved firing the town librarian for refusing to ban whichever books Palin personally deemed “morally or socially objectionable.”

This is The One Un-American Act.
Guess it would qualify her to be America’s Censor-in-Chief, though . . .

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.

Is this a good time to mention BANNED BOOKS WEEK is almost upon us again? Will McCain-Palin be ready? I’m picturing a series of town meetings to explain how they know best for all of us, and we should just trust they’ll tell us whatever they feel we can be trusted with, when the time is right (obviously no questions would be allowed):

“Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas”
[Last year’s theme was “Free People Read Freely!”]
September 27- October 4, 2008
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