This is a comment that was posted on the ‘Reconsideration Policy of Wasilly Public Library‘ thread. I thought it deserved front-page status.

  1. Lucy Says:
    September 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm editI have worked in Alaskan libraries for 20 years and can assure you that the story about Mary Ellen Emmons is true. After Palin was elected she did her darndest to work with her but the pressure to censor materials got to be too much and Mary Ellen resigned and moved across the state where she rebuilt her life and continues to work in a library. She is reluctant to bring up that part of her past. We all wish she would make a statement to the press, but you forget that Palin is still our Governor and she is one mean, small minded woman and we may need her support for our libraries in the future. There is SB119 waiting for funding right now, which would provide matching funds for new library construction and $$$ for our school libraries, for instance. Once you cross Ms. Sarah, she keeps you on her list for life.

LUCY-if you would like to comment any further on this issue, we would love to hear from you. Thank you.