Does anyone know WHAT BOOKS Palin wanted banned? I think this should be looked into and brought to light.
Let's just suppose she had a vendetta against the Wasilla Library stocking "Harry Potter" (it's a common fundie target). It seems such a revelation would speak VOLUMES to her whackoness. With the overwhelming majority of American moms happy to have their kids reading Harry Potter it would wipe away a lot of her "Oh, she's a hockey mom, just like me" appeal.
She'd then be perceived as the crazy woman whose kids also go to your school and you talk to her at the PTA, and you're nice to her, but she kinda creeps you out. (Except--of course!--amongst the craziest of fundies, who were never going to vote Dem/Obama anyway.)
I'm sorry if it seems like a 'wedge issue.' (Are wedge issues ALWAYS bad? Do they not help define us? Discuss! ) So if anyone has seen what specific books she objected to could you please post it. I think the revelation will be interesting.
I'm probably more riled up by this than many. I just find it incomprehensible that this wouldn't disqualify someone from the VP. That she would not herself to able see how wholly inappropriate it is for a single politician to pull books off a library's shelf. It just boogles my mind. Government book banning? Really? That's OK now? No big deal?