Bears Repeating: Rosemary Weathers Burnham Explains It All
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Listen to somebody real. She signs her name to her op-ed. She explains why Sarah Palin isn't all the GOP cracks her up to be, and a bag of chips. Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite:
I hadn't given the Maysville library much thought in a while until the marketing gurus of the Republican presidential campaign launched their "small town USA" spin. Unfortunately, the tinselly "small-town values" glittering in their marketing blitz don't seem to have much to do with the real values of my hometown.
In Maysville, no one considered censoring library books, as GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin did as mayor of her town. No one tried to fire the town librarian, as Palin did. Why would anyone go after the town librarian? That is what happened in German villages in the 1930s under Adolf Hitler, when people struggling out of an economic depression burned books and turned against their neighbors.
The small-town Americans I know wouldn't dream of such vengeance against their own. The first mayor I remember was a man who lost a leg in World War II. He came home after the war, settled down and served his community. My father spoke well of him, and he was respected. I don't recall that anyone ever spoke publicly of his injury or called him a "war hero." That kind of chest-pounding would have been unseemly in our town.
Say what you want about her looks, her naughty-librarian "vibe," her youth, her sass. Sarah Palin is the antithesis of everything small-town, live-and-let-live, patriotic American. The absolute antithesis.
Spit on the Constitution and vote for McCain/Palin if you want to. Just know what you're doing and be willing to own what you've done after it's over.