Monday, November 27, 2006

That'll Buy a Lot of Copies of "My Pet Goat"

New York Daily News - Home - W library in record book: WASHINGTON - He may be a certified lame duck now, but President Bush and his truest believers are about to launch their final campaign - an eye-popping, half-billion-dollar drive for the Bush presidential library.

Eager to begin refurbishing his tattered legacy, the President hopes to raise $500 million to build his library and a think tank at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Bush lived in Dallas until he was elected governor of Texas in 1995.

Heh. Considering not only how willfully non-literate (as opposed to illiterate) Bush is, but also his well-known penchant for secretiveness and obsession with never letting any information out, just what are they going to put in this library? Well, let's see....

The legacy-polishing centerpiece is an institute, which several Bush insiders called the Institute for Democracy. Patterned after Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Bush's institute will hire conservative scholars and "give them money to write papers and books favorable to the President's policies," one Bush insider said.

If actual conservatives do write papers and books there, they won't be favorable to Bush. "Bush=conservative" is the biggest lie told by this Administration, and that's saying something.

So who pays for this?

Bush loyalists have already identified wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry as potential "mega" donors and are pressing for a formal site announcement - now expected early in the new year.

Oh boy! Maybe Syria will pony up a million or two!


Anonymous said...

Bush II doesn't even deserve an unpainted shelf set up on cinderblocks, never mind a whole building housing a Presidential library.

No, no. Any money raised to fund this boondoggle should be confiscated and used to help pay for the damned war he started.

catalyst said...

Library? Think Tank? George W. Bush?

Sorry, Dusty, something doesn't compute there.

David Terrenoire said...

Even My Pet Goat will be redacted.

They're all allergic to sunlight.

Anonymous said...

With how much this administration has kept secret, what are they planning to put in the library? Empty shelves? Or will they just refuse to let anyone in to see?