I was at the Sprague Branch of the Salt Lake City Library the other day and was shocked when I approached the counter to check out my materials. There, for all the patrons to read, was a daily calendar titled "Presidential (Mis)Speak: The Very Curious Language of George W. Bush." Each day a new quote in which the president made a grammatical mistake is there to greet everyone who approaches the main checkout.
The issue is not whether or not this calendar is offensive to me but that the calendar is wholly inappropriate in such a setting. Public libraries are places where ideas, thoughts and opinions can be shared. But they are not places to promote politics and degrade our current president, no matter what he has said or done.
Salt Lake City