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: