By Red Rob Bloger
Many of us can’t wait to see the new George W. Bush Presidential Library which will open soon in Dallas.
According to Yahoo News;
“As former President George W. Bush prepares to officially open his presidential library on Thursday, a question arises as it has for his predecessors: How objective will it be about his time in the White House?
Bush left office five years ago as one of the most unpopular presidents in history, his poll numbers weighed down by public discontent over his handling of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and worries about the economy.
But the former president wanted to take the controversies about his presidency head-on, say several former aides who worked closely with him on the library. One way of addressing the challenge is an interactive exhibit allowing visitors to see what it was like for him to make decisions as leader of the free world. People will hear information Bush was given by aides, then be asked to make their own choices. Afterward, the former president's image will appear on a screen to explain what decision he ultimately made and why.”
Here are some papers we are likely to see by former President George W. Bush:
- Weapons of mass destruction really do look like coffee cans found in muddy ponds.
- Who needs sound economic and foreign policies when you can buy an election?
- North Korea’s extensive terrorist network, including a list of terrorist organizations sponsored by that country.
- How I paid for the war in Iraq without contributing one red cent to the national deficit.
- How to balance a federal budget.
- How to promote democracy in the Middle-east, by Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait.
- How Saddam Hussein mastermind the attacks on 9/11.
- How to properly pronounce “Nuclur.”
- How I learned to speak fluent Pig Latin.
- How I put America back to work and saved the stock market by doing nothing at all. I was ahead of my time, as you can see by the politicians today.
The Yahoo News article goes on to say that many past presidents have revised presidential libraries and often go through renovations and exhibit changes over the years. Bush has already decided to make some changes to his library after visiting former President Bill Clinton’s. For one thing he wants to make his 30 foot high bronze statue in the front, an extra 20 feet higher. He wants to make sure all his pictures are bigger than Clinton’s. He wants to make sure he has twice as many books and articles, especially books by inspirational authors such as his very own copy of The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss. He wants much bigger exhibits, including such important high tech items as his personal etchusketch. The idea is that the bigger the library, the more likely people are to believe the big lies.
After all—it is a library! And W. has to read something.