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Sarah Palin Book “Banning:” The Video


So, you know how Sarah Palin tried to censor her local library while mayor of Wasilla, Alaska?

Well, here’s ABC News’ report on the matter, including a bit about at least one of the books were of the gay variety. This lady scares us.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 11, 2008
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  • 20 Comments
    • porsha
      porsha

      A’hah! Huffington has it right! Palin IS a trojan moose!! I’m already so tired of her hair-do. Can you just imagine who she might put on the Supreme Court? Chilling!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      It starts with “just” book banning
      http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1210139/palinBooks.jpg
      next thing thugs beat THOSE people up in alleys

      next THOSE people are selectively fired from jobs and smeared publicly as sex offenders or child rapists

      next the State invades you privacy and spies on your conversations and associations

      next you get thrown into GHETTOS, then a one way trip to the “quarantine” CAMPS

      finally your art work, gold teeth, and mountains of your shoes…are NEVER located in Switzerland

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      oh, and then you become POPE!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marco Channing
      Marco Channing

      You can put lipstick on Jesse Helms, but it’s still Jesse Helms.

      Imagine Jesse Helms as Vice President under the oldest President ever who has had cancer three times.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      The more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more disgusted I become. She cannot be elected as VP!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      I thought Matt Damon’s comment that her selection reminded him of a bad Walt Disney movie captured it.

      So have Lieberman and McCain so sewed up the Jewish vote that these revelations about Palin won’t make a difference? Maybe Florida could be in play again.

      I hope the Obama Florida people make the most of this. An Obama win in Dade County means an Obama win.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      I was worried ABC might do nothing but puff about this woman (I mean: Charles Gibson getting the coveted interview? That still sounds worrisome). So I am glad to see that the network is scrutinizing her record the way any serious candidate for office SHOULD be scrutinized. This woman is just awful.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RyanInSacto
      RyanInSacto

      Hmm… Yesterday, their was a lot of uproar on here about how this was all a myth and that Queerty was wrong to report it – see this thread:
      http://www.queerty.com/reporter-palin-attempted-gay-book-ban-20080910/#comments

      Where are all of those Palin apologists today now that the evidence is right in front of their faces?

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock
      Rock

      When he was warned in the August 6, 2001 PDB, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike In US”, why did the president do nothing except tell the guy who delivered it to him, “All right, you’ve covered your ass, now”?
      Why did Rudy Giuliani put the anti-terrorism command center in the World Trade Center against the advice of experts who knew better?
      Why did the president sit in that Florida classroom for several minutes after being told “America is under attack”?
      Why were members of the bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the country when all planes were grounded?
      Could there be any greater examples of heroism than the passengers who fought back on Flight 93, the rescue teams at the Pentagon, or the NYPD and NYFD responders who ran into the towers without hesitation?
      Father Mychal Judge: Saint…or Supersaint?

      Why did firefighters have faulty radios instead of dependable ones, Mr. Giuliani?
      Was it really necessary for the president to tell us to go shopping?
      Why were rescue workers at Ground Zero told by the EPA director that the air was safe to breathe when it wasn’t?
      When rescue workers got horribly sick from breathing contaminated air, why were so many given perfunctory treatment and then left to fend for themselves?
      Why did Rudy Giuliani say he “was at the site as often, if not more, than most of the workers,” when he only visited the site for 29 hours over a span of 41 visits?

      When Glenn Beck—one of the most respected figures in the Republican party—said, “When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up!’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining,” why wasn’t he banished into obscurity?

      When the president stressed the importance of safeguarding our ports and vital infrastructure, why did he take so long actually safeguarding them? Are they much safer today?
      When the president called for greater security at airports, why was there such a lopsided focus on passengers and very little on cargo until recently?
      When we found out that most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, why did the president continue holding hands with their leaders?
      Why were habeas corpus rights suspended years after the attacks of 9/11, when the country wasn’t in a state of rebellion or invasion?
      When Congress found out the president had broken the law before 9/11 by snooping on American citizens without warrants, why did they patch up the law to make his—and the phone companies’—illegal activities retroactively legal?
      The president nominated Bernard Kerik to be the head of Homeland Security…and he wasn’t joking???

      When Ann Coulter—one of the most respected figures in the Republican party—said, “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much,” why wasn’t she banished into obscurity?

      When Bush had bin Laden in his sights at Tora Bora, why didn’t he take the shot?
      Why were we told repeatedly that Saddam Hussein was partly responsible for the attacks when he had nothing to do with them?
      When we needed more troops to vanquish the Taliban in Afghanistan, why did we invade Iraq?
      If we’re winning the “War on terror,” why hasn’t the color-coded terror alert level changed from Yellow to Green or Blue in 2,382 days?
      How unspeakably crude was it for the Republican party to exploit the 9/11 attacks in a promotional video during their convention in St. Paul?
      Why hasn’t the president caught Osama bin Laden?

      When Jerry Falwell—one of the most respected figures in the Republican party—got on TV and said, “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen’,” why wasn’t he defrocked and sent to work in soup kitchens for the rest of his life?

      Why is there still a giant hole in the ground in Lower Manhattan?

      Are terrorists pricks, or what?

      Are politicians who use fear to scare citizens into submission pricks or what?

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob R
      Bob R

      RyanInSacto: to answer your question they’re working on discrediting the facts distorting the truth. But it doesn’t matter, Palin has energized and solidified the GOP base, which is what her selection was meant to do. The more the media talks about Palin, the less the issues and John McCain’s/Bush’s and the GOP record is discussed. Keep the focus on Palin and women will rally behind her because they’ll buy the trumped up charges of sexism, leveled by McCain, perhaps the most arrogant sexist of all.

      And it’s working like a charm. Palin, sexism, lipstick on a pig are all front and center. McCain/Palin dominate the news cycle. Obama, Biden, Clinton are all lost and their message unheard. Palin is McCain’s WMD- weapon of mass distraction. Any day he escapes having to run on issues or the GOP record, he wins. On election day, the people will know all about McCain/Palin,and how she was so viciously assaulted by that “liberal media”, but they’ll still be wondering about Obama/Biden. Rove and his minions will succeed yet again!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      No 7 is totally right. Charles Gibson is a Limbaugh-groupie and should be kicked aside. Also, Palin sucks.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nitesurf
      Nitesurf

      If those repug monsters get in, I hope there will be MASSIVE civil unrest every single day they occupy the White House.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      Some time ago I decided this would be the first Presidential election of my adult life in which I would not cast a vote, because I did not think either candidate deserved to be President. If nothing else, Sarah Palin HAS energized me to vote for Obama/ Biden.

      @Rock — At first I thought you might be on some crackhead rant, but once I kind of went with it I liked the absurdity of the repeated phrase, “One of the most respected figures in the Republican party.”

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Asking a question is now grounds for considering someone as promoting censorship? Lets not fool ourselves we know who really loathes this Nation’s freedoms:

      ““The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

      In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.
      “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

      “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.”

      As we vow to never forget the suffering and hurt that has never left the hearts of many of us(me included) lets not also forget who sat for twenty years on the pews of this hateful un-American individual who spewed such venom in the aftermath of such a heinous crime committed against our innocent brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, children, friends, American family.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • faghag
      faghag

      people should to to the streets.
      that is the only way a revolution is won.
      do it!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BootsieGee
      BootsieGee

      Bob R. you hit the nail squarely on the head. People have focused so much on Palin that McCain has been able to coast for over a week now with no one asking him any hard questions. People need to remember that we don’t vote for a vice-president we vote for a party and a ticket. I am baffled why women in particular are so smitten with her. What do they think she is going to do for them? The problem is Palin sells papers, ad time on TV and magazines. I think the debates will be very telling.

      As an aside, if you have not yet see Gina Gershon as Palin – go to funnyordie.com The same site that did the Paris Hilton “see you at the debates bitches” video. The GG video is fantastic!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Farrah
      Farrah

      Churchill-y, why don’t you and elizabeth hasselback go move to alaska and hunt moose with sarah palin? Because there you can ask for books to removed, rhetorically of course, and also abuse your power and have someone fired because they refused to fire someone you didn’t like.

      if you’re gay, and i’m assuming you are, and you’re voting McCain/Palin you have some serious self-loathing issues.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • art
      art

      It’s always interesting reading the words of racist gay psychos like this Churchcreature. One wonders just how pathetic a gay man must be to embrace the Republicans who have vowed to do every thing possible to make gays third class citizens.

      Oh, well. There were Jews who helped the Nazis and there are gays like Churchanutjob.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      Art that was Hilarious and I love the name “Churchanutjob”

      I personally like Chittyshitty-Y

      Sep 12, 2008 at 8:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greybat
      greybat

      It really doesn’t serve the purpose to actually QUOTE Reverend Wright while critiquing him. He always sounds rather reasonable and heartfelt when you see his words laid out before you.

      Sep 12, 2008 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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