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Monday, July 10, 2006

Laura Bush, Librarian(?)

Did anybody else see the President and First Lady on Larry King last week? Someone wrote in to ask Laura Bush a question about website filtering:

KING: Laura, let me ask you. One came in for you. “I read that you were once a librarian and I wonder what your feelings are on the provision of the Patriot Act that requires public libraries to use filters that restrict access to certain kinds of Web sites. Are you for or against this kind of censorship?”
L. BUSH: Well, there are several issues there. There is pornography that is on the Web sites that librarians are asked to filter for children who use their computers. Obviously I’m not for censorship of any kind. But on the other hand I think librarians, just like teachers and just like parents should choose what’s appropriate for our children — for their children — to not have their children see something that’s not really appropriate for them.

I don't really know where to start with this one so I'm leaving it open for discussion.

The rest of the transcript can be found at:
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2006/07/president_bush_on_larry_king_live_transcript_/

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