CS Lewis and Sarah Palin

Should those two be mentioned in the same sentence?

This article reviews a new Sarah Palin ‘joke’: “She’s so dumb she reads children’s books!!”

I’d have to agree with this article: Children’s books aren’t just for the young (or ‘dumb’) or even the young at heart. If you’re looking for an ‘easy read’, pick up Nora Roberts or John Grisham. Enjoying a children’s book as an adult requires a cultivated taste; a desire to revisit the past from the vantagepoint of age. The other day I found myself with both A Little Princess and The Witch of Blackbird Pond (two childhood favorites) in hand, snuggled down on the couch. It’s this longing for the the simple pleasure of a moral lesson, trustworthy, reliable characters that always brings me back.

I’ll be clear; Palin may be cluelessly dumb, but it’s sure as heck not because she’s reading CS Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.


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