George W. Bush Breaks Ground On His Presidential Center
Matt | On 16, Nov 2010
Here’s something to do in a couple of years with your spouse, partner, kids, or as a great first date. You can go to The George W. Bush Presidential Center!
The former president and his family, friends, and political associates broke ground on the 225,000 sq. ft. center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The center is set to open in 2013 complete with a library and a policy institute. [I’m sorry, but LIBRARY and George W. Bush do not fit in the same sentence for me].
Guests on-hand at the ground-breaking including a few of the Bush Administration’s stars such as former First Lady Laura Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney. Bush’s National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Press Secretary Ari Fleisher were also on-hand, along with a few other notables.
The themes of education reform, global health, economic growth, and human freedom will be prevalent throughout the center once it’s completed. I guess we’re supposed to believe that he excelled or was passionate in all of those areas? The only one that I can give him credit for is his global AIDS funding during his presidency. The economy tanked, millions of children were (educationally) “left behind,” and his Administration took away freedoms from people here and abroad – all on his presidential watch.
This is all part of the larger Bush offensive as he sells his book, “Decision Points,” that was just released. His media tour has him criss-crossing the country, doing the Oprah show, an NBC interview with Matt Lauer, and damn near every program on the FOX network. So, the ground-breaking fit in perfectly with his media schedule.
If you can’t see it now, this is all an attempt to repaint the Bush legacy into what he and his handlers want you to BELIEVE he did in the White House. It’s a smokescreen.