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How Could Sarah Palin Hate the Gays When She Lived With One in College?

Though she didn’t get a chance to talk about the gays on Oprah yesterday, her new book Going Rogue did find room for it. Like the time she lived with a gay in college!

In reviewing the book, the Wall Street Journal says “she writes with sensitivity and affection about her gay college roommate” — a description that’s been picked up by other media. Fine, but did she experiment? These are the questions we want answered!

If you’ll recall, Palin faced accusations that she tried to censor gay-themed books. Like Daddy’s Roommate! This would hurt he argument that she’s not anti-gay.

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 [Laura Chase, the campaign manager during Ms. Palin’s first run for mayor in 1996] and [Mayor John Stein, Ms. Palin’s 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.”

Here’s a clip from Oprah.com that didn’t make it to broadcast, where she denies such book censorship:

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On:           Nov 17, 2009
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  • 4 Comments
    • chris
      chris

      which college? i thought i read somewhere she spent time at five to ten of them around the usa. sadly, she is still a dumb ass.

      Nov 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • plutarch
      plutarch

      I think she went to school in neo nazi Idaho.

      Nov 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Actually, Harry Potter was already published while she was mayor. I’m not saying she banned the book, but the facts she uses to prove she did not, are not correct. This woman’s a fool

      Nov 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      Oprah is God or Harpo is a Dog for denying Freedom of Speech access. Now, we’ll never know what Sarah said about Gays so will have to imagine worse….okay, so video is not accessible.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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