Subscribe to The Horn Book

>In other news, dog bites man

>The author of Daddy’s Roommate is shocked–shocked–that Sarah Palin disapproves of his book.

And to paraphrase Florence King, when will liberals learn to think before they speak? To complain that Sarah Palin “has a small town mind” is not helpful.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >Not to mention that most of the people with “small town minds” know how to use a shotgun.


    Small-Town Gal (pop. 50, except in flood years)

  2. >and it’s not just a matter of thinking before you speak–it’s also a good idea to interrogate the prejudices that such words are based on.

    small-town america = roots, family, and heritage for many people, even for a whole lot of city folk.

    i can’t stand but a few of her political positions, but the gal reminds me of several of my favorite aunts and i admire the heck out of her feminine strength, her commitment to her family and to walking the walk of her faith, and even her mountain cat ferocity.

    cuz i so hope Barack Obama wins in November, i really hope lots of liberal leaning people will listen well to cautious like this.

  3. >free advertising for all the books on that list!

  4. >”Mortal enemy,” huh? Who speaks like that anymore?

Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind