Thursday, September 04, 2008

Censorship Update

McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, tried to have the local library cleaned up to better suit her crazy-ass ideals[1]. When the librarian baulked at this stupid request, she allegedly threatened to fire her.

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." That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn't be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor.

From Time Magazine's article, Mayor Palin: A Rough Record

In fact, trying to get people fired who didn't do her Imperial Bidding seems to be a recurring theme throughout the article.

[1] Looking carefully at the wording of the Time article it seems her crazy-ass ideals in this case weren't her Creationism, her belief that God requested the Iraq war, or her intention to force women to turn the control of their bodies over to the government, but her other crazy-ass ideal, getting herself vOtES.

Here's a vid of a couple of conservative commentators talking about McCain's choice, not knowing their mics are still live. They don't sound bowled over.

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