July 13, 2011

Timor Palin Conturbat Me...

Chicagoans Overwhelmingly Vote to Ban Palin, Beck & Coulter Books at Book Fair in Obama's Home Town :

In June we attended the Printer's Row Literature Festival in Chicago. City blocks were closed off for tents and booths full of all types of literature. We presented a board with a selection of well known book covers and asked visitors of the event if they could choose to ban any of the books on the board, which if any, they would in fact ban. They were allowed to choose any three of the eleven choices.

The authors of the books we offered to ban were Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Andrew Breitbart, Ayn Rand, Michael Savage, Bill Clinton, Michael Moore, Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler and Barack Obama. While there were in fact less than two handfuls of individuals who did tell us they don't think any books should be banned, unfortunately there were a shocking amount of guests at this book fair who were quite open to the idea, and in fact lined up quite excited for the opportunity to voice their opinion.

Participants overwhelming chose Sarah Palin who received 53 votes putting her at 36% overall, Glenn Beck at 23% and Ann Coulter at 22%....

Truly fascinating, considering that Governor Palin is nowhere near being the kind of vociferous in-your-face conservative that Beck and Coulter are. My guess is that people realize that the Becks and Coulters are basically playing assigned roles within the current game. A game where liberals set the ground rules, and conservatives react within that framework. They are a sort of "loyal opposition." Or maybe court jesters.

Palin symbolizes the possibility that the old game is over, and a new one is starting.

(The title is fooling with "Timor mortis conturbat me.")

Posted by John Weidner at July 13, 2011 5:54 PM
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