This site is pretty interesting. When I first looked at it, it was just Anne Kilkenny's writing about Palin. Now it has additional references and it's more reliable. Many of the things I read on that site a few weeks ago have now surfaced in the New York Times article about Palin.
It's 5 pages. It's quite a laundry list. Mostly, it shows how parallel she is to Bush by documenting how she appointed long-time friends to offices they were barely, if at all, qualified to hold. She also pushed people out of her way by having them fired or deeming them "haters" and "anti-Alaska."
The Anne Kilkenny article says Palin had the Wassila head librarian fired for not removing immoral books from the shelf. There must not be enough evidence--maybe the librarian is not willing to confirm--that Palin had her fired, so the Times did not report that. However, it did report this:
For years, social conservatives had pressed the library director to remove books they considered immoral.
“People would bring books back censored,” recalled former Mayor John Stein, Ms. Palin’s predecessor. “Pages would get marked up or torn out.”
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.”
I would just like to stress that Ms. Chase said the book "was INoffensive." For an extremist like Sarah, "that stuff" is trash to be burned.
I really get so upset reading this stuff. I muttered "oh my god" so many times while reading that article. It really sickens me. I want to condemn her to hell. Seriously. At this point I just have to breathe and relax. Sarah Palin is a religious extremist. It doesn't matter what religion it is, extremists are generally hurtful towards others and believe that god (not my God) is guiding them to do what they do.
Did anyone see the video of her talking to her former church congregation about god's will being done in getting the Alaskan pipe line? Olberman and Maddow did a little back and forth about god snapping to and getting that done for her. Funny stuff.
Thank God, seriously, that the media has finally gotten the facts together regarding Palin's history. They've been circulating in blogs, but you can't believe all that. The View did a great interview with McCain as well. I know it's not going to affect those who are closemindedly voting for the republican ticket no matter what (mostly for religious reasons), but for those who are still deciding this can help them see that McCain-Palin would be another 4 years of Bush-Cheney and we really cannot afford that.
Which reminds me about another section in the article, which I know you could read for yourself and if you are, then just go do that now. But if you aren't then listen. Palin sued the Federal gov. to have Polar bears removed from the Endangered Species list. She claimed that scientists had found no evidence they were in danger from Global Warming. When a university professor contacted her administration to have the emails from the scientists he was refused them. Eventually he got them and found that the scientists HAD found the polar bears were in danger from Global Warming. Oh man. What if Palin, like Bush, is so eager for the Reformation, she would like Global Warming to continue on a faster path to heed the second coming! Calm. Deep breaths. Extremist. Definitely not a feminist. Not even a feminist for life, which I want to get to in another post, but this is heavy enough for tonight.