Jesse Walker defends Palin against allegations of book banning and support of abstinence-only sex education. He says Palin asking the librarian to resign is not clearly "related to the censorship question." Sure, but it's also far from clear that it wasn't related.  Walker supports more reporting on this story, but since no journalist has gotten to ask Palin about this episode we are left with an incomplete record. Same goes for her stance at abstinence-only sex education. At best the record is muddled. Is it so much to ask that she clearly state her views on these matters and on others of greater importance, such as foreign policy and economics?

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