Good news for libraries?

There has been some criticism in the blogosphere and by apparently by WTOP’s Mark Plotkin of Mayor Anthony Williams decision to sit next to First Lady Laura Bush at the State of the Union. Today, Post columnist Marc Fisher addressed it in his Live Online discussion:

Cleveland Park, Washington, D.C.: You wrote: “The mayor had an exceedingly good reason to sit next to Laura Bush at the State of the Union and by the end of business tomorrow, you will know why.”

Do you know why? If you do, shouldn’t you tell us?

Marc Fisher: I do, and I wish I could, but I had to promise to hold to an embargo as part of the deal under which I was given the information by one of the principal players. I can only say that it is an extremely large federal grant to the city that will utterly reshape a major institution.

Given that Fisher has often spoken out about the sorry state of District libraries and that libraries are one of the First Lady’s favorite causes, I am betting the grant is being directed to libraries. We should know by tomorrow evening.

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