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Palin Mayoral Campaign Manager: Palin Wanted to Remove “Daddy’s Roomate” From Library

Jim Burroway

September 14th, 2008

We’ve seen several allegations that Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin has tried to have books removed from the Wasilla, Alaska public library during her term as mayor. Most of these allegations have been unsubstantiated — either the titles of the books mentioned didn’t exist, memories were weak, or lists of titles were proven false.

But now comes word from a former Palin campaign manager — one who is “still proud of Sarah” — who remembers specifically one book that Sarah tried to have removed. This morning, in a wide-ranging article describing allegations of Gov. Palin’s personal vendettas in firing decisions, the New York Times is reporting:

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 [Laura Chase, her campaign manager during Ms. Palin’s first run for mayor in 1996] and Mr. Stein [John Stein, Palin's mayoral predecessor]. 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.”

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Timothy Kincaid
September 15th, 2008 | LINK

Well that certainly isn’t a good omen.

Scott
September 15th, 2008 | LINK

There is also an article on “Salon” this am on another book she tried to have banned as well. See the link for the story.

Palin appears to be just like Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann, an anti-gay, right wing Christian.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/09/15/bess/

oakland753
September 15th, 2008 | LINK

Mr. Burroway begins his article by admitting that much of the uproar as Ms. Palin´s attempts to ban books at libraries has been unsubstantiated. Then he uses a former campaign manager´s comments about Palin and a gay themed book and seems to put forth the premise that this is substantiated information.

It is quite possible that an overzealous follower of Palin wishes that this event occurred because it would make Palin even more attractive to this ONE follower and to other right wing wackos who are on the fence about the McCain ticket.

I am sure we could have found former Clinton campaign managers that might put her in a negative light to some while making her seem more attractive to the former Clinton worker and the left wing radicals that are definitely out there. My point is that once again one political position trys to negate the other with unsubstantiated garbage.

As an independent thinker and voter (Yes, I am a gay man who is NOT a blind lead the blind democrat!–nor am I a LOG CABIN whatever the hell that is REPUBLICAN!), I am tired of both sides digging up these boring trite revelations of each other.

Bring to the table of conversation REAL facts and the TRUTH of more than one past campaign manager and then I will be happy to consider that information.

Thom
September 15th, 2008 | LINK

I’m proud to say that I included “Daddy’s Roommate” in my “Banned Books Month” display without any prior knowledge of this.

Public libraries rawk.

An early welcome to Banned Books Week at Lesbian Dad
September 15th, 2008 | LINK

[...] on some  ”mainstream” online news bits (with hat tips to Pam’s House Blend and Box Turtle Bulletin).  Each adds some more specificity to the accusations that then-Mayor Palin attempted to censor [...]

rusty
September 16th, 2008 | LINK

some fun news direct from ALaska:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9/14/103042/902

Poor Poor Sarah. . .

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