[Former Wasilla, Alaska mayor John] 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.
Awesome! I was going to thank John McCain for this amazing gift of a VP pick, but the credit apparently really needs to go to the Council for National Policy, a super!secret, super!right-wing, super!Christian cabal of super!conservatives who totally jerked McCain's marionette strings on this one. I can't wait to see what other demands they might make should McCain gain the White House, on issues like, say, hypothetically, three Supreme Court justice nominations. Stay classy, maverick man!