Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sarah Palin Is Coming to Town

by Stanley Fish - December 7th, 2009 - New York Times

When I walked into the Strand Bookstore in Manhattan last week, I headed straight for the bright young thing who wore an “Ask Me” button, and asked her to point me to the section of the store where I might find Sarah Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” She looked at me as if I had requested a copy of “Mein Kampf” signed in blood by the author, and directed me to the nearest Barnes and Noble, where, presumably, readers of dubious taste and sensibility could find what they wanted.

This short story is reality among liberals!

A great number of the people who think of themselves as America's elite are the intelectually pompous kind of people who work in bookstores. They do not see themselves as merely clerks who can help you buy what you want to buy to read. They see themselves as leaders who can tell you what books you should read. They also are the most severe censors in the world, reserving the right to guard against your reading something that postulates truths they do not believe. If they disagree with a book they simply refuse to stock it.

The article by Fish, no conservative by a long shot, is at least honest about the biased attacks on Sarah Palin coming from orgnizations like the Associated Press. They have had "fact checkers" poring over her book as if it was a biography, not an autobiography. They have, in an equally pretentious manner to the clerk in the book store, decided that they can determine whether Sarah Palin believes something better than she. Their opinion? She doesn't believe what she claims to believe. If she were the cliche conservative they think she represents she would believe something else. Therefore her book is dishonest and false. According to them.


I can't think of a single additional thing that needs to be said about her critics.


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