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Ook! Another librarian for Obama

With the US election imminent, I interview the Librarian of Unseen University.

TWiE: Your endorsement of Obama has created quite a stir on this planet and might help swing the election. Were you influenced by Sarah Palin's firing a librarian for refusal to censor library books or for her views on evolution?

Librarian: Ook.

TWie: OK, but she would have limited power (you know, like Cheney) unless McCain dies in the next four years. Are you worried that some Christian terrorist would assassinate him to put her in power? Or are there problems with McCain as well?

Librarian: Ook!

TWiE: A macaca? But those aren't even apes; they're...

Librarian: Ook. Ook.

TWiE: OK, OK. Moving on to another topic, are you supporting anyone for Patrician?

Librarian: Eek. Ook.

TWiE: OK, thanks for your time. I did have a few more questions, but good luck straightening out Wall Street.


Did you actually read that NYT article? Because it very clearly debunks the "fired librarian" story.

Or are you making fun of people who peddle cheap smears like that? It's depressingly common; no doubt there are clowns on the right still trying to sell the one about Obama being a muslim...

In any case, thanks for that NYT link. That article ought to be required reading for the gullible on both sides.

"The librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, pledged to ‚Äúresist all efforts at censorship,‚Ä? Ms. Kilkenny recalled. Ms. Palin fired Ms. Emmons shortly after taking office but changed course after residents made a strong show of support."

Yeah... It's great seeing science and politics enmeshed thusly resulting in politically precise, scientifically sound non-tripe.


Two comments in one day on this little joke of an entry, none on the last month's summary of recent research. Reminds me of something Richard Feynman once said:

"On the contrary, it's because someone knows something about it that we can't talk about physics. It's the things that nobody knows about that we can discuss. We can talk about the weather; we can talk about social problems; we can talk about psychology; we can talk about international finance... so it's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!"

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