The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library is on a public university (UT-Austin), is free with a suggested donation ($10 for an adult, which I gladly gave) and is monitored by friendly elderly people.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library is on the grounds of a private university (Southern Methodist in Dallas), costs $16 for an adult admission (well, really it’s $21 because of the $5 parking fee, unless of course you want your car to be valet parked, in which case you’ll be shelling out $15) and is monitored by armed security guards and TSA-style X-ray machine at the entrance.
I think that pretty much says it all, don’t it?
Forget a visitors log…The GWB Library has a “Freedom Registry”
They were desperate for exhibits, so, and I’m not joking, there was an entire wall devoted to The White House Tee Ball Game Dubya got going. That’s our 43rd President’s collection of autographed baseballs, because, you know, he’s an adult.
Walking through the section on the 2000 Election was a tad traumatic. However, I do now have an uncontrollable urge to hit Katherine Harris with a shovel.
The balls on this guy! They actually focused on Bush’s, “The Pet Goat debacle” when our POTUS spent 7 minutes reading to children after he’d been told two planes had flown into The World Trade Center.
Like I said, giant balls on this guy. Putting up a picture of him “comforting” Katrina victims when he all but dismantled FEMA, put it under the aegis of Homeland Security and the expert leadership of “Brownie” and didn’t even visit New Orleans until 2 weeks after the storm.
Really? That’s your doctrine? 1. Sock it to ’em. 2. Fuck nuance. 3. Attack before you know the full extent of what you’re attacking and 4. Woo! Freedom!!!! It’s a wonder we’re all still alive.
Clearly armed guards are necessary to protect an empty courtyard from terrorists. Clearly.
Some ne’er-do-well wrote this in the men’s bathroom at The GWB Presidential Library. I know what you’re all thinking and no…no, I do not think Dubya knows who Albert Camus is.
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Tags: Albert Camus, Dallas, FEMA, George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq War, September 11, Southern Methodist University, The Bush Doctrine, The George W Bush Presidential Library, White House Tee Ball Game
“It’s a wonder we’re all still alive.” A hundred thousand or so Iraqis and a few thousands of US and coalition soldiers aren’t. But with this doctrine, it could have been much, much worse.