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WWSB: What Would Sarah Ban? The Investigation Continues…

Still wondering what books Sarah Palin wanted to ban? Brian Ross, of ABC News, reports — and doesn’t get any answers on specific titles from Palin or her pals.  But he does ascertain that Palin herself admits to asking about book banning on two separate occasions.

If, as her pal in the report says, it was just a rhetorical question, why did Sarah Palin ask the town librarian, on three separate occasions, according to McClatchy, whether she would consider banning books in the Wasilla libarary? Doesn’t seem so rhetorical if it’s a repeat concern, now does it?

The librarian can’t recall Palin mentioning specific titles, although a local reporter says that Palin had three specific ones in mind.  Why raise book banning if you have no specific books in mind?  Seems odd to me. 

Shouldn’t someone get John McCain on the record as to whether he thinks banning library books is a good idea? And if so, what books he would recommend banning? And why? I’d sure like to hear his answers.

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week runs this year from September 27th through October 4th.  Support your local library — because an education is something that some prominent Republicans don’t want voters to have.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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