Sep 24, 2009
Irina Bokova of Bulgaria has been elected as Director General of UNESCO after five controversial rounds of voting. Our congratulations go out to Bokova, the first woman and the first Eastern European to head the UN body.
Meanwhile, Egypt's Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosny is still smarting from the defeat. After saying in May, "I'd burn Israeli books myself if I found any in libraries in Egypt," Hosny blamed his loss to Bokova on "Zionists" and the United States.
Maybe next time Hosny.
And just before we veer dangerously out of area…Mohmmar Qadaffi, after yesterday’s UN address, you are welcome to move to Eternal Remont any time.