The Lies Are MultiplyingIn the time since Governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's running mate, our friends on the Left have busied themselves with perpetuating some of the most vicious rumors and outright lies that I have ever seen devised in any political climate. Perhaps the worst of the falsehoods is that then-Mayor Palin plotted to ban books from the Wasilla Public Library:
She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a "What if?" question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin's first term.
So the infamous "list" is a complete fabrication. What I find most disappointing about all of this is that certain friends of mine on the other side of the aisle, including a person who personal and journalistic integrity I have hitherto placed in a position beyond reproach, are actively participating in the perpetuation of many of these falsehoods about Governor Palin.
I hope and pray that in the course of my political life, I do not become so desperate that in the name of victory I resort to the worst sort of libel imaginable-creating things in my opponent's record that are not only false, but were never present in any form. I think that many of the people who have been actively supporting Barack Obama have heard the falsehoods and believe them true, and as a result they think that they are duty-bound to spread false information.
Somehow, I get the impression that if Sarah Palin were a liberal Democrat, some of these questions about her fitness wouldn't exist-at least not to Democrats.
UPDATE (11:14 AM): The Wall Street Journal is reporting that its latest poll shows that a majority of Americans are comfortable with Palin as Vice President, in spite of the media barrage aganst her. Meanwhile, John Fund reports that the pack of craven vultures from the pits of Hell known as Democratic "operatives" have arrived in Juneau and Fairbanks and Anchorage to dig on Palin's record to find something that they can spin into the Fabrication of the Month.