A recent report in The New York Times emphasizes Gov. Palin’s relationship with religious extremists.
The Times says she “…tended carefully to her evangelical base. She appointed a pastor to the town planning board. And she began to eye the library. For years, social conservatives had pressed the library director to remove books they considered immoral.”
Laura Chase, Palin’s campaign manager during her first run for mayor in 1996, finds effects of the relationship “disturbing”.
Chase recalls, “…in 1995, Ms. Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues that she had noticed the book Daddy’s Roommate on the shelves and that it did not belong there.”
Ms. Chase read the book, which helps children understand same-sex relationships, and said it was inoffensive; she suggested that Palin read it.
The baffled campaign manager said, “Sarah said she didn’t need to read that stuff. It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library and she didn’t even read it.”