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Katie Couric (KC): Gov. Palin, how do you keep yourself updated on current affairs?
Sarah Palin (SP): I read newspapers and magazines regularly…In fact I read two newspapers a day…
KC: Which ones?
SP: You know the regular ones…
KC: Can you name them?
SP: Katie, I told you I read…I just can’t remember the names at the moment…You know Alaska is not in Africa – we are a part of America…We get all the newspapers and magazines you get here in New York…Can we move on, please?
KC: Do you remember the names of books you have read?
SP: The Alaskan Christian Evangelical Bible comes to mind at the moment...
KC: Gov. Palin, I’ve read that when you were the Mayor of Wasilla you wanted some books removed from the town library…Why?
SP: Please note that I did not have any books removed…I merely tried…Katie, you must realize that some books like the Harry Potter series, most of Shakespeare, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Clockwork Orange are not meant to be read – they are morally bankrupt and un-Christian…
KC: Aren’t morals personal? Shouldn’t people be allowed to make up their own minds?
SP: Absolutely not…There is only one set of morals that is acceptable and that is the Christian Evangelical one…
KC: I heard that you were also trying to ban health books and magazines…Why go after these?
SP: I don't want children and young adults to be exposed to such books and magazines…They are nothing but porn…They poison young minds…They talk about sex and sexuality, pregnancy, abortion etc. …Do you know Katie, these books even have pictures of nude men and women?
KC: But these books are educational…Don’t you think if your 17 year old daughter Bristol had read Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, she would not be having a shotgun wedding?
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