Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin is a book banner

From Time

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.
Anyone in favor of banning books and firing librarians for not banning books (which Palin was unable to do because of public outrage over the attempt) has no business being the second ranking Executive officer of the United States of America.

And over at Hullabaloo, Tristero points out that Palin has "ties" to extremists that are at the least (in reality, they're more substantial and significant) as deep as those that Fox News has endlessly alleged Obama to have. But Frederick Clarkson gets to the heart of the matter, noting that Palin belongs to an End Times church and that she herself apparently believes that we are currently living in an End Times scenario.

In light of Palin's having been vetted, as Max Blumenthal reported by the religious right leaders of the Council for National Policy; Palin's views regarding creationismm; her 100% prolife views (meaning no exceptions for rape and inccest and opposition to stem cell research) her efforts as governor to roll back advances in LGTB civil rights in Alaska; her efforts to censor public library books in Wasilla while she was mayor; as well as he claims that the war in Iraq is "God's plan" and that the proposed gas pipeline is "God's will" suggest that Sarah Palin is by far the most theocratic candidate ever to make it onto a major party ticket.

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