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Always amazing the falsehoods that arise when a contentious election makes some folks really nervous. The opponent with the most to lose and the greatest angst, usually puts the hysterical to work through smears and jeers. Are the leftists listening?
Drum roll please!
Today, for our dissecting pleasure, we have Michelle Malkin’s PDS Alert – the Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome, exhibited by some would-be “investigative journalists,” announces a purported book ban at the Wasilla Public Library by Sarah Palin. COMPLETE RUBBISH. Blogger Andrew Aucoin on Librarian.net irresponsibly posted a list of banned books in 1996, but some were not even published until 1998. Go figure. Probably an easy task for a cut-and-paster, since the list appears strikingly similar to one floating on the internet for some time on books banned in the U.S. at some point or another. A little leg work would have revealed the truth through the Anchorage Daily News in 1984, and that inquiring about book lists was more a matter of routine questioning and policy administration, than any censorship. No books were ever banned!
Head on over to Document Central for City of Wasilla, click “City Documents – Recently Requested – Former Mayor Palin”, then click “Banned or Censured Books Response” PDF, and see for yourself.
We at the City of Wasilla have received many emails and requests for information about “banned or censured” books at the Wasilla Library while former Mayor Palin was in office. We have no record of any books being banned or censured ever.
As if that is not enough to arrest nonsense liberal propaganda, hysterics are even trying to associate the mere questioning with the subsequent request for resignation by library and certain other appointed personnel. Palin noted it was a test of loyalty. The librarian and the others had been active supporters of Palin’s opponent in a hard fought election. But after heavy lobbbying by the public, the librarian was able to keep her job, and later resigned herself just two months before Palin’s second election win. This was not retribution for perceived slights.
At the root of this craziness, a Wasilla housewife named Anne Kilkenny, who often attended city council meetings, and was present during a discussion with Palin and the city librarian at the time.
Kilkenny, who is not a Palin fan, is on her own small path to Internet fame. She sent out an e-mail earlier this week to friends and family answering, from her perspective, the question Outsiders are asking any Alaskan they know: “Who is this Sarah Palin?”
Kilkenny’s e-mail got bounced through cyberspace and ended up on news blogs. Now the small-town mom and housewife is scheduling interviews with national news media and got her name on the front page of The New York Times, even if it was misspelled.
Spectacular! Wasilla housewife with a grudge goes viral on the Internet and media! Sadly, her 15 seconds of fame just shot her own credibility! And so too the media and organizations that feed this illogical frenzy.
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4. http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=136 see “City Documents – Recently Requested – Former Mayor Palin”, then see “Banned or Censured Books Response” PDF.