Dy’er Sez: It’s understandable that town hall meetings get a bit hot on some subjects. But when you are a highly educated adult addressing an 11 year old with the purpose of, “I wanted that kid to lose sleep that night”, not only do you lose any creditability you might have, but you also prove your worth as a human being.
Story from the Daily Herald:
Ugly battle has librarians in Oak Brook turning to Teamsters
Telling her mother that she wanted to come to the aid of a library under attack, 11-year-old Sydney Sabbagha stood at the podium before the Oak Brook village board.
“I used to go to the library knowing there were people there to help me find a book. Now there is no one to help me,” Sydney said solemnly. “It will never be the same without the people you fired.”
Sydney nestled back into her seat, but that didn’t stop 69-year-old criminal attorney Constantine “Connie” Xinos from boldly putting her in her place.
“Those who come up here with tears in their eyes talking about the library, put your money where your mouth is,” Xinos shot back. He told Sydney and others who spoke against the layoffs of the three full-time staffers (including the head librarian and children’s librarian) and two part-timers to stop “whining” and raise the money themselves.