Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Gaudy, tasteless, appropriate?
Lots of discussion building up to this week about the most expensive inauguration so far happening this week when much of the world isn't in the mood for celebration. Dan Gillmor says "What Bush and his allies are doing is just plain vulgar, particularly in wartime.".
"But this time the administration has informed D.C. authorities they'll have to absorb the cost and suggests that they use federal funds that had earlier been earmarked to fight terrorism...Why would an administration, already under severe criticism for sending soldiers into battle without enough armor, put itself in a position where it appears equally indifferent to equipping those charged with fighting terrorist at home?"
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to