Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Liebury Going Down, Down

As I knew readers here have been supporting the opponents of locating the worst president ever's liebury at SMU, this looked like good news for us here at the cab.

Susan lives down in bugman territory, the place even Tom DeLay left behind, and is always a treat to read. This one is stellar.

Okay, y'all, figured as much but I hate having to hear it from a foreign country --

As President George W Bush eyes his legacy, his presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, threatens to be a white elephant.

Threatens? Ya think? Oh, apparently they've only raised enough money for a door and a couple of windows.

So far, fundraising has been “very modest”, according to Dan Bartlett, a former senior White House aide and spokesman for the library.

Modest? In this economy, modest means they're hanging a sign on this sucker down at Mobile Melvin's PreOwned Trailer Emporium and Bait Camp. It'll say "The Dubya Liberry."
And, fortunately, this is all they'll need because the old joke about Dubya's Liberry only having one book appears to be true.

Despite their propagandist function, the libraries provide valuable access to archives that show the president “warts and all”, according to Hufbauer. But after 9/11 Bush signed an executive order granting presidents the right to withhold documents held in the libraries from the public.

So, he's using his library for a big ole safe. He's gonna put stuff in there, but you can't see it. Kinda like his Presidency.
By the way, for you outta staters, Dallas is now a blue city. And that's partly because of Bush. So, I guess it's fitting that they get his liberry.


Long may that Freedom Institute go begging. I believe a lump of coal in its stocking is very appropriate.

Funding an institute to promote the ideology that has given us eight years of disaster would appear to be a thankless task, and not attractive to anyone who has a chance to make it in the real world.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MaryRW said...

Name of Dubya's liebury: Thinkless Tank

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I believe any comparison between winger foundations and actual think tanks is nonexistent.

11:07 AM  

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