Politcal Fun!

Here’s a bunch of things I’ve seen this last week in regards to the elections.

Palin the Book Banner | This is really somewhat ludicrous in modern society, but fear not dear cultural conservatives! Book banning is alive and well in Palin’s Alaska:

Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. “The librarian was aghast.” That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn’t be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving “full support” to the mayor.

Fact Checking of Palin’s Speech at RNC | Suprise, it’s full of stretches and misrepresentations. But hey, that’s politics right?

Why The Media Should [or Shouldn’t] Apologize | Politico’s satirical response to the Republican machine’s comments on how the media is unfairly attacking Palin.

Daily Show Slapping the Republican Talkers around | Jon Stewart and crew do a great job showing Republican talking heads saying one thing and then completely the opposite about Gov. Palin. Jamie Lynn Spears reason for being pregnant? Her parents are “pinheads”, according to Bill O’Reilly. But not the Palins. Ah hypocrisy.

Palin Never Issues Any Orders to the Alaska Nat’l Guard | Touting her role as Governor and managing the state’s National Guard as part of her “experience” over Sen. Obama, Gov. Palin has never given a single order in her role as commander of that force. Experience indeed.

Palin’s Speech Raises $10M in 24 hours… for Obama | From the site: “‘Sarah Palin’s attacks have rallied our supporters in ways we never expected,’ says Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton. ‘And we fully expect John McCain’s attacks tonight to help us make our grassroots organization even stronger.’”

McCain’s PR Chief Can’t Explain Palin’s Experience | Campbell Brown rails Tucker Bounds on Palin’s experience and gets him all flustered because he won’t answer a simple and direct question. Because he can’t.

  1. Clayton says:

    Kinda funny, or pathetic, that everything on this list is pro-obama and anti-mccain/palin.

    Anyone reading this should do some of their own fact checking, or at least read the other side of the story. Here's one about book burning specifically (http://michellemalkin.com/2008/09/06/the-bogus-sarah-palin-banned-books-list/) and here is a good summary of the other side of the other rumors floating around, (http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/separating-palin-fact-from-palin-fiction/)

    This post would have been better if it wasn't so painfully one sided.

  2. John Athayde says:

    Clayton -

    Thanks for adding links for the other side. I'm quite liberal, and will most definitely not be voting for a McCain/Palin ticket come November. I respect your right to see it differently and than you for adding your links.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Clayton is correct that the LIST that has been floating around the Internet has been debunked; the list is compiled from a list of commonly banned books, and notably, several of the Harry Potter books mentioned on it had not yet been published at the time Palin was mayor.

    However, the fact that Palin indeed floated the idea of book banning is a matter of public record, as it happened at a City Council meeting and was well-documented by news reports at the time. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/03/us/politics/03wasilla.html?em

    Yes, the discussion was supposedly "rhetorical," (whatever the hell that means in this context) but censorship is an abomination and I have a hard time being interested in having a VP whose judgment is so poor that she'd ask a LIBRARIAN how to BAN BOOKS, even if she supposedly didn't mean it.

  4. Haryati says:

    My point is that if it was so important to jet back to Washington, he shodlun't have done the Katie Couric show either. I think calling Katie a journalist is a bit generous.Now you know if Obama had canceled an appearance and the host was chewing his ass over it you'd find great humor in it.There is no reason for Obama to cancel everybody on television wants him to be president. He could walk out in a smoking jacket with two Playboy bunnies and it wouldn't matter.

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