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« Topic Start: September 25, 2008, 07:08:22 am »


Palin Received Protection Against Witchcraft:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26880901/


Maybe it worked, my vote has been repelled.
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« Reply #1: September 25, 2008, 08:31:08 am »

Maybe it worked, my vote has been repelled.

LOL.

I love how the headlines are saying she has agreed to cooperate with the investigation when she is not cooperating with the ongoing investigation but with the one she asked a panel she appointed to conduct about the time she was name McCain's VP.
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« Reply #2: September 25, 2008, 09:24:50 am »

Palin Received Protection Against Witchcraft:

You mean I have been sticking pins into that doll for nothing!  Well thank you for ruining my day!

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« Reply #3: September 25, 2008, 12:00:25 pm »

Palin Received Protection Against Witchcraft:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26880901/


Maybe it worked, my vote has been repelled.


Well that's just great, all that spellwork for nothing!
I actually did see the video of this man preaching at her church. I can't be the only one who thinks this is all just way to strange.
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« Reply #4: September 28, 2008, 10:16:47 pm »


Is that a challenge?
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« Reply #5: September 29, 2008, 10:45:02 am »

Is that a challenge?

Y'all are too funny!! Cheesy   How about the story about her trying to ban Harry Potter and then trying to fire the librarian who refused?  Crazy stuff!

I'm truly happy her church speaks in tongues and jumps around.  That's good for them. 

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« Reply #6: September 29, 2008, 11:17:59 am »

Y'all are too funny!! Cheesy   How about the story about her trying to ban Harry Potter and then trying to fire the librarian who refused?  Crazy stuff!

I think you have your details a little bit confused.  My understanding is that she inquired about removing books from the library, but did not name specific books.  (In fact, according to Snopes, that incident took place in 1996, before the Harry Potter books were even published.)  Not that this is particularly better, but I think it's a good thing to get the specifics correct in a case like this.
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« Reply #7: September 29, 2008, 02:23:39 pm »

I think you have your details a little bit confused.  My understanding is that she inquired about removing books from the library, but did not name specific books.  (In fact, according to Snopes, that incident took place in 1996, before the Harry Potter books were even published.)  Not that this is particularly better, but I think it's a good thing to get the specifics correct in a case like this.

According to one guy, the offending book was Daddy's Roommate.

Even the book's publisher has said this and even linked to a New York Times article that says it.  I haven't read the article because it's five pages long, but I will take Alyson's word for it.
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« Reply #8: September 29, 2008, 02:48:19 pm »

According to one guy, the offending book was Daddy's Roommate.

Even the book's publisher has said this and even linked to a New York Times article that says it.  I haven't read the article because it's five pages long, but I will take Alyson's word for it.

I did take a look through the article, and I think what we have here is two different incidents that have possibly gotten conflated.  Here's what the article says about it:
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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.”

Telling colleagues that she didn't think a book belonged in the library and being "willing to remove a book from the library" do not constitute trying to have it removed.  This article also says nothing about her attempting to fire a librarian--possibly because this incident took place in 1995 when she was a city councilwoman, and as such I would presume didn't hold quite the power to fire people that she did in 1996 after taking office as mayor.

IOW:  Sure, she said she didn't like a specific book, but that doesn't appear to have much to do with the incident where she tried to get a librarian fired.  So while I'll acknowledge I don't appear to have had quite the entire story either, I'll also stick with my original statement concerning the librarian-firing incident specifically.
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« Reply #9: September 29, 2008, 02:54:52 pm »

So while I'll acknowledge I don't appear to have had quite the entire story either, I'll also stick with my original statement concerning the librarian-firing incident specifically.

I'm working on pulling together a blog post about some of this for tomorrow. (As some of you might remember, I try to do a series of posts every week for Banned Books Week, which is the week the American Libraries Association designates for conversation about book challenges, censorship, and freedom of information access questions.)

There's lots of good information including quotes from the local newspaper stories at the time at Snopes (here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/bannedbooks.asp) and Library Journal (one of the professional journals) is collecting news story links with new or additional info here: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6597542.htm.html
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« Reply #10: September 29, 2008, 03:30:00 pm »

Telling colleagues that she didn't think a book belonged in the library and being "willing to remove a book from the library" do not constitute trying to have it removed.  This article also says nothing about her attempting to fire a librarian--possibly because this incident took place in 1995 when she was a city councilwoman, and as such I would presume didn't hold quite the power to fire people that she did in 1996 after taking office as mayor.

IOW:  Sure, she said she didn't like a specific book, but that doesn't appear to have much to do with the incident where she tried to get a librarian fired.  So while I'll acknowledge I don't appear to have had quite the entire story either, I'll also stick with my original statement concerning the librarian-firing incident specifically.

I don't have much info on the librarian-firing incident.  Most of it was from that snopes article and even there it leaves some gaps in the info.  I will say that her remarks about Daddy's Roommate came before she was elected mayor.  It doesn't take much to assume that Daddy's Roommate may have been one of the books (if not the only book) on Palin's mind when she was asking the librarian those questions about removing books.
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« Reply #11: October 16, 2008, 02:16:43 pm »

You mean I have been sticking pins into that doll for nothing!  Well thank you for ruining my day!

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 Maybe she practiced witchcraft herself,how else did she get to be the vice president nominee?
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« Reply #12: October 16, 2008, 02:20:12 pm »

Maybe she practiced witchcraft herself,how else did she get to be the vice president nominee?

Possibly, but I always thought of it as either she making some sort of pact with a demon or a very horrible nightmare.
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« Reply #13: October 16, 2008, 03:52:39 pm »

Maybe she practiced witchcraft herself,how else did she get to be the vice president nominee?

Is that a serious comment, or a joke?  Im having trouble telling at the moment.
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« Reply #14: October 16, 2008, 05:26:05 pm »

Is that a serious comment, or a joke?  Im having trouble telling at the moment.

 Just having a little fun,that's all.
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