Thursday, October 28, 2010

Candidate’s Favorite Books: Dennis McKinney

This election season, we're asking candidates the hard-hitting question "What is your favorite book?" We asked all candidates appearing on the ballot for state and local office. As the election nears, we'll post their answers here.

Dennis McKinney, Democrat from Greensburg, currently serves as State Treasurer and is seeking re-election. His favorite book is Lincoln’s Sword by Douglas Wilson.

"Abraham Lincoln, raised on the frontier, could have been lost to illiteracy but for the fact that he attended a community school. After learning to read and write he was asked by neighbors, who could not read, to compose letters to loved ones. From that he learned the difference between the spoken word and the written word. Wilson points out how he used this command of the language to call a nation to its core ideals that 'all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.'"

Inclusion on this blog does does not constitute an endorsement of a candidate by the library. However, we do endorse the books they've chosen.

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