Friday, September 5, 2008

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Another gem from Mudflats.

Here's what happened when the local librarian refused to allow Mayor Palin to ban books she didn't like from the library. Apparently Mrs. Palin will need to do a little brushing up on her constitutional principles before she makes the move to Washington.


Here’s what happened after Palin asked the librarian if she’d be “alright” with removing books that Palin found unacceptable.

According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn’t fully support her and had to go.

Emmons had been city librarian for seven years and was well liked. After a wave of public support for her, Palin relented and let Emmons keep her job.

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