Monday, November 27, 2006

Bush raises cash for "American Museum of Irony"

A library where apes evolved from men?

Inside will be 50 million copies of "The Pet Goat":

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 (ed: the irony, it burns, it BURNS!) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Bush lived in Dallas until he was elected governor of Texas in 1995...

...The half-billion target is double what Bush raised for his 2004 reelection and dwarfs the funding of other presidential libraries. But Bush partisans are determined to have a massive pile of endowment cash to spread the gospel of a presidency that for now gets poor marks (ed: i.e. "I'll give you $10,000 to rank him higher than Pierce!") from many scholars and a majority of Americans.

That George W. Bush will be associated with anything labeled a "library" or "think tank" is about as far as reality can bend. In fact, I can see it red-shifting before me right now.

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