Monday, September 8, 2008

The Alaskan Barbie

Look, I know Sarah Palin is the story of the hour, but I'm going talk about her in this post and then be done with it. This little Barbie doll with all the kids, the NRA seal of approval, the much-coveted ability to field-dress a moose, and the blessing of the nut-case religious right--this from-the-sticks chick who's now touted by the Republicans as perfectly capable of being president of the United States (give me a frigging break!)--simply is not worth my time. She's just a penny-ante, small-minded Rovian ploy to stir up the so-called base of the Republican party. But you better believe that underneath that cuteness is a dangerous moralist.

You may or may not have heard, and I doubt you'll be surprised, that she's all for book censorship. [There are links to several other revealing articles about Palin in the same place. She's a hypocrite and a liar, and she's not a reformer.] When she was amassing all that valuable executive experience as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she inquired of the town librarian how she would feel about removing books from the shelves. The librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons--bless her!--was "shocked" at the question and said she would most certainly resist such a move. A few months later, Ms Moose-Gutter tried to fire her because "she didn't fully support" the mayor. The librarian successfully resisted this attempt and later resigned.

So this book-banner (which is the same as a book-burner), this stalwart guardian of public morals, is the kind of person that the Republican party celebrates as fit to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. You couldn't make this stuff up, folks.
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