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Thanks largely to LM_NET I was able to collect what over 70 librarians
think about Laura Bush. Opinions range from love to hate, and everywhere
in between. The First Lady, it seems, is a rather divisive figure on the
LIS World these days. As usual, LM_NET provided the most entertaining,
interesting and useful responses.
Thanks to everyone who offered an opinion. When I first posted the request
for comments I mentioned it was the result of a request from a reporter,
the article was in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, “First lady flexes her
muscle for president”, by Julie Mason, I was quoted as follows:

Librarians tend to be divided, with some calling Bush a credit to the
profession and others faulting her for not protecting libraries from
funding cuts.
"Our budgets are being destroyed, laws are being written against us, and
our pay rates are terrible," said Blake Carver, a librarian and operator
of the online librarian Web site,
"With so much doom and gloom floating about, people need someone to
blame," he said. "She was looked upon with great hope when she started,
and many feel let down that she didn't do more."

This full HIT can be read at the following URL:

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