Today’s Cover Story In The New York Times
Witnesses and contemporary news accounts say Ms. Palin asked the librarian about removing books from the shelves. The McCain-Palin presidential campaign says Ms. Palin never advocated censorship.
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.”
Disturbing as this passage is, this story contains far more troubling news about Sarah Palin, including her reckless ambition, and how she conducts business as the Governor of Alaska. For instance, it seems that Governor Palin conducts a great deal of State business secretly via private email accounts… I’m fairly certain that this is illegal. Additionally, she has made a habit of appointing her high school friends to high positions in State government regardless of their qualifications. To quote the Times, “The Wasilla High School yearbook archive now doubles as a veritable directory of state government.” Furthermore, Palin also seems to spends an inordinate amount of time in Wasilla 600 miles north of Juneau where the Governor’s Mansion is and where the Governor is supposed to reside and conduct business. This evidently makes Palin difficult to work with, or even find as evinced by the Alaskan lawmakers who have taken to wearing, “Where is Sarah?” pins.
We should be very concerned about Sarah Palin, and about John McCain’s judgment in choosing her as his running mate. Between the recent Charlie Gibson interviews where Palin demonstrates that she has no grasp whatsoever regarding foreign relations (i.e, clueless about The Bush Doctrine), and little if any respect for science or the environment, and now this article about how she runs Alaska like a “Family Business” (if you know what I mean?), we should be very concerned about these people.
… She scares the bejeebers out of me too! If I were John McCain I would actually be concerned that she might try to off me to ascend to the Presidency if I didn’t kick the bucket soon enough for her liking… Just like a Shakespearean play.