Sarah Palin, McCain’s brand-new VP pick, has baffled and confounded Americans in all walks of life, and I have been baffled and confounded along with everyone else. But of all confounding things, a small detail from this Time article has got to be the confoundiest:
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.
I think Palin pretty much instantly failed civics, right there.
(via Boing Boing. Don’t bother following their link to the libraran’s blog that pointed this out; the comments there are worse than useless.)