In an unscientific, but amazing on-the-ground poll, 36% of Chicagoans voted to ban Sarah Palin’s books from being sold in the Windy City.
The guys from RebelPundit.com attended the Printer’s Row Literature Festival in June. The festival has city blocks roped off and thousands of titles on hand for display, discussion and sale.
RebelPundit staff then set up a sandwich board device that offered people 11 choices of authors, and asked passersby which, if any, of these authors they would “ban” from Chicagoland bookstores.
The authors included : Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Andrew Breitbart, Ayn Rand, Michael Savage, Bill Clinton, Michael Moore, Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler and Barack Obama.
Here’s a quick summation of their findings. The video of their findings is available on their website:
Participants overwhelmingly chose Sarah Palin who received 53 votes putting her at 36% overall, Glenn Beck at 23% and Ann Coulter at 22%. All of the other choices received a very minimal amount of votes, with the next most popular to ban being Adolf Hitler at 0.5%.
RebelPundit.com also pointed out that a few people (no exact number given) did say that no books should be banned, and those few people should be applauded. Yet this unscientific study shows, again, that those who claim to be the most open-minded rarely are.