Incoming ALA President Leslie Burger tossed a piece of red meat at the ALA Council in the form of a news report on a recent Madeleine Albright speech (nothing to do with libraries, but this is ALA after all). The former Secretary of State (a Clinton appointee) is the keynote speaker at the ALA conference in New Orleans.
I think it's a smart move by Burger to post this, sort of saying, Let's all go to New Orleans together and listen to Madame Secretary diss Bush. The news report included the following quote from her:
...the Iraq war "may well have been history's greatest disaster of American foreign policy."
That's more a prediction than anything, but it's just what the ALA Council wants to hear.
tags: libraries, librarians, ALA, American+Library+Association