The New York Times has a lengthy article up with the title “Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes”, which is prety much a nice way of saying Sarah Palin governs with fear, intimidation, and petty tricks. She is one nasty piece of work.
And of course, of course, one of the books she ojected to in the Wasilla Public Library was “Daddy's Roommate”.
But in 1995, Ms. Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues that she had noticed the book “Daddy’s Roommate” on the shelves and that it did not belong there, according to Ms. Chase and Mr. Stein. Ms. Chase read the book, which helps children understand homosexuality, and said it was inoffensive; she suggested that Ms. Palin read it.
“Sarah said she didn’t need to read that stuff,” Ms. Chase said. “It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library and she didn’t even read it.”
“I’m still proud of Sarah,” she added, “but she scares the bejeebers out of me.”
Me too Ms. Chase, me too. Seriously, Daddy's Roommate? That book is forever old and has a list of awards as long as my arm. Replace it with Tango Makes Three and then maybe we'll have a worthwhile controversy on our hands instead of one that seems stuck in the 80's.
As a librarian, her whole attitude annoys the hell out of me. I had to get a fucking masters degree to be a librarian, to be able to choose that book to go on a shelf and someone with know knowledge of the field, no knowledge of collection development principals, and (clearly) no respect for my profession can't be bothered to read the thing she wants to remove? Arrrrgh!
She is also frighteningly media savvy.
Ms. Palin entered the 2006 primary for governor as a formidable candidate.
In the middle of the primary, a conservative columnist in the state, Paul Jenkins, unearthed e-mail messages showing that Ms. Palin had conducted campaign business from the mayor’s office. Ms. Palin handled the crisis with a street fighter’s guile.
“I told her it looks like she did the same thing that Randy Ruedrich did,” Mr. Jenkins recalled. “And she said, ‘Yeah, what I did was wrong.’ ”
Mr. Jenkins hung up and decided to forgo writing about it. His phone rang soon after.
Mr. Jenkins said a reporter from Fairbanks, reading from a Palin news release, demanded to know why he was “smearing” her. “Now I look at her and think: ‘Man, you’re slick,’ ” he said.
I'm so worried she is going to hornswaggle the American people into thinking she is a cuddly soccar mom who just loves God when in reality she is a petty, selfish, privledged, insensitive, and vindictive jerk.