If the other Palin bookbanning thread hadn't been closed this would go there. Anyways, figured we ought to take a look at this from a source that seems to be giving both sides of the issue and working to keep facts straight on the internet.
While there are a lot of issues circling this election I think that what we have here is similar to pointing out Obama's not wearing flag pins, not covering his heart durring the National Anthem, interesting middle name, and weird pastor. As far as I can tell its a mudslinging maneuver to attack character and keep the election away from issues.Taylor Griffin, a spokesman for the McCain campaign, said that Palin asked the head librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, on three occasions how she would react to attempts at banning books. He said the questions, in the fall of 1996, were hypothetical and entirely appropriate. He said a patron had asked the library to remove a title the year before and the mayor wanted to understand how such disputes were handled.
(BTW, Sorry that I got off topic enough to close down the other thread)