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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:02 AM

A library for Bush groupies

What a "mountain of shit"

Wednesday, March 26,2008
A library for Bush groupies

Dallas area university agrees to dubious plan to celebrate current president
By Jim Hightower

Untitled Document “Think tank” is not a concept you would associate with George W — and, sure enough, there won’t be much thinking done in the Bush library and think tank to be built at Southern Methodist University. The Bushites have cut a deal with SMU executives to locate his presidential library on this private campus in one of Dallas’ wealthiest neighborhoods. They’ve targeted some Arab oil kingdoms, corporate chieftains, and wealthy heiresses as the “megadonors” they need to raise half-a-billion bucks to establish George’s ex-presidential palace.
This one is to be markedly different than the usual complex of library, museum, and policy institute that other presidents have built. First (and unsurprisingly), rather than placing the full archive of the administration’s papers in the SMU complex so that historians and others have access, Bush is to have a heavily censored, anti-academic library. None other than Karl Rove will help with the censoring, making sure that historians only peruse documents that cast the Bush-Cheney regime in a glowing light. Second, the policy institutes at other presidential libraries are scholarly units of their host universities. The work done in them is judged by normal academic standards, deans are chosen by university presidents, and so on. George W.’s think tank, however, is to be academically unattached to SMU and will unabashedly push a partisan, ideological agenda. It will hire conservative acolytes and, as an insider told the New York Daily News, “give them money to write papers and books favorable to the President’s policies.”
Stretching for money and celebrity, SMU trustees are not bringing not a reputable library to campus but another of Bush’s self-serving frauds. As one SMU professor put it, “The whole purpose of a library is for critically reflective academic inquiry. . . . It’s not to be groupies.”

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, columnist, and author.


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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:06 AM

1. Boy, is that title an oxymoron...

...but appropriate, considering the morons who could be considered "Bush groupies".

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:26 AM

2. Books like "My Pet Goat"


"The Fart Book" and a few other Dubya classics will be housed here, along with his Game-Boy and a large stack of coloring books.

Along with the picture book "How to Clear Brush, or at Least Pretend to"

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:36 AM

3. And the WMD

empty room

Saddam's head and gold engraved pistol in the Skull and Bones Room.

"My Teeth were there" Millitary records

Flight Medical Record- Blank

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

4. Bush Presidential Library

Bush Presidential Library

There's a show on C-SPAN about presidential libraries. Here're what the draft plans for the George W. Bush Library now call for:

The Alberto Gonzales Room - Where you can't remember any of the exhibits.

The Hurricane Katrina Room - It's still under construction.

The Texas Air National Guard Room - Where you don't have to even show up.

The Walter Reed Hospital Room - Where they don't let you in.

The Guantanamo Bay Room - Where they don't let you out.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room - Nobody has been able to find it.

The War in Iraq Room - After you complete your first tour, they can force you to go back for your second and third and fourth and fifth tours.

The K-Street Project Gift Shop - Where you can buy an election, or, if no one cares, steal one.

The Men's Room - Where you could meet a Republican Senator (or two).

To be fair, the President has done some good things, and so the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate them.

When asked, President Bush said that he didn't care so much about the individual exhibits as long as his museum was better than his father's.


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