Damon thinks he's too big for our comment thread, he wanted his own post. Ever since Bourne Identity, Damon gets what he wants.
I thought his book banning issue was dismissed by Factcheck and Politifact. On the other hand, Bill Adair of Politifact now suggests there IS some truth to the book banning claims. The intro of the following "On the Media" segment from NPR says that the "Palin's Books to Ban List" email circulating is pure smear. However, at 5:02 in the piece, they revisit the issue, and find that she did attempt to remove books dealing with homosexuality from her local library, with the caveat that they are hoping to get more information: