I’ve Read Alot of The Books Palin Wanted to Ban

September 8, 2008

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UPDATE:

A commenter below pointed out via snopes that this list is a fake.  Like the commentator stated I only wish Palin to be sunk on her own merits and don’t wish to spread more false accusations.   While I may not like any of the candidates I will only be spreading true stories as far as I can find them.   I’m sorry I didn’t research this thoroughly enough before i posted it.

It’s no real secret that I am very unhappy with both candidates in the race and will vote for neither.   I would Digg or post more things from the Obama side that showed some of the gaffes and issues, unfortunately it seems it is easier to dig up dirt on the republicans.   LiveLeak printed a story about the books that Palin wanted (wants) to ban.  I don’t believe in the banning of any material nor do I believe in censorship.   I believe this is at ethical odds with the freedom of speech.    So even though I consider myself a republican, I guess in Palin’s eyes I’m not a good one.   Let’s look over the ones I have read (read the article for the full list).

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Blubber by Judy Blume
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Christine by Stephen King
Cujo by Stephen King
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever by Judy Blume
Grendel by John Gardner
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Night Chills by Dean Koontz
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Shining by Stephen King
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
The Witches by Roald Dahl


I guess with reading all of these books I must be too scarred and converted to be a republican.  I apologize for being dirtied by these words – or something.   I guess I should go start a book bonfire out back – then maybe I’ll fit in with the rest of the party.

6 thoughts on “I’ve Read Alot of The Books Palin Wanted to Ban

  1. Just FYI, per Snopes, the list is a fake. Palin never actually banned any books at all. She *did* ask the librarian how she would reaction if Palin asked her to remove books, and when she didn't give the right answer, Palin tried to fire her before relenting and letting the librarian keep her job.

    The list that's getting sent around, though, has been circulating for about a decade and keeps getting attached to each new conservative devil that comes along.

    Believe me, I can't stand Palin, and it makes me feel a bit sick that I feel like I have to almost “defend” her, but I'm also a firm believer that if we're going to defeat someone, lets do it on their own merits, you know? :D

  2. I added an update to the top of the – I agree – I didn't want to pass off false information – I get enough of that from real world people I know forwarding me emails – the ones I actually take the time to read are almost always pointed to as false. I shouldn't have trusted Live Leaks without following up with more research.

    Sometimes knee jerk reactions can lead to foot in mouth.

  3. I didn't meant to imply that I thought you would want to pass on false info, sorry if it came off that way. But yeah, there's just way too much crap out there.

  4. No no – I thank ou for the input – I wasn't thinking that you were thinking that I was trying to pass off false information – that wasn't what I was thinking at all ;)

    I'm just abrupt sometimes and it doesn't come across right. Drives my wife nuts.

  5. No no – I thank ou for the input – I wasn't thinking that you were thinking that I was trying to pass off false information – that wasn't what I was thinking at all ;)

    I'm just abrupt sometimes and it doesn't come across right. Drives my wife nuts.

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