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    The McCain-Palin ticket is losing the war of word balloons.

    Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is the unlikely cover girl of the latest issue of horror comic book series, "Tales From the Crypt," in stores Wednesday.

    The Alaska governor is pictured swinging a hockey stick at the comics' trio of ghoulish narrators and saying, "Didn't we get rid of you guys in the 50's?"
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    The cover is a jab at Palin's reported brush with banning books at the Wasilla public library during her time as mayor of the town, says Jim Salicrup, editor-in-chief of Papercutz, the publisher of the comic.

    The original "Tales of the Crypt" comic went under during the 1950s, as a result of pressure from congressional hearings on censoring comics.

    "Anything that touches on banning books and censorship we're very sensitive about at 'Tales of the Crypt,'" said Salicrup. "When there were reports that Gov. Palin - back when she was mayor of Wasilla - looked into banning books at the library, that's what caught our attention.

    "We felt we had to say something."

    But it isn't the first time during the recent election, that the GOP has taken a "Kapow!" on the chin from the comic book industry. In an issue of "Savage Dragon," the titular superhero actually endorses Barack Obama on the cover.

    "They all seem like they're pandering, like it's a gimmick to sell during an election time," said Mark Friedman, owner of Cosmic Comics, a store in Midtown Manhattan. "But they don't sell well. Comic fans want to escape."http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/10/20/2008-10-20_sarah_palin_gets_comic_book_treatment_in.html
    There's a pic at the link if anyone wants to post it.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

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    Thanks, babe!
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

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