Friday, February 22, 2008

Bush Library Going Up At SMU

I drove by the area where ground is being prepared for the George W. Bush Presidential Library. It was a walled off piece of land on a back road at SMU. I suspect there had been nice little homes there prior to the demolition. Perhaps there were even almost middle class people living in them, though in University Park that term “Middle Class” is somewhat misleading. I am delighted that it will be relatively inaccessible from any direction I travel. Hidden behind a large concrete wall off Central Expressway US75, and out of my sight until it rises above a couple of floors is just fine with me.

The idea of building a presidential library for a person a secretive as Bush is silly. Might as well just dig a hole and bury everything in it, because he will never allow anything to be made public. Why? I can only speculate that what he has actually done makes what we as the public see pale in comparison. The real purpose of the building will be his foundation, another right-wing think tank. Just what our world needs!

Bush will likely retire here to Dallas, and clutter up our lives locally with lots of security and needless motorcades. I can’t wait!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what books will fill that library as the only book the man has ever read that I know of is The Book of Farts. Kitty Kelley, in her biography of the Bush family, said that was the only book in the house of GWH and Barbara Bush. I guess we could include My Pet Goat in the mix, too. I forgot about that one. Was he able to finish that one? It seems to me Bush the Lesser was escorted out of the school after the 9/11 attack. I'm sure he didn't have a chance to finish the book.