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Monday, November 27, 2006
Damned funny headlines
ThinkP has today's best headline, via the New York Daily News:
Bush Library Courts ‘Wealthy Heiresses, Arab Nations, Captains of Industry’ To ‘Polish’ History
The New York Daily News reports, “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.”

Bush is attempting to raise $500 million to build his library and a think tank at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Bush fund-raisers hope to get approximately $250 million from what they call “megadonations” of $10 million to $20 million each. Among the candidates for “megadonations,” whose names will remain anonymous:
Bush loyalists have already identified wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry as potential “mega” donors and are pressing for a formal site announcement - now expected early in the new year.

Bush allies feel they need enormous funds to shape how history views Bush’s legacy. A Bush insider said, “The more [money] you have, the more influence [on history] you can exert.” Much of the money will be used to build a “legacy-polishing” institute:

Okay, so Dubya, who supposedly doesn't care about what's in the papers or how his Iraq policy is viewed around the world, is trolling for $500 million to build his presidential library ... and think tank ... as if! ... so that he can "polish the way history views his ... (stiffling a serious belly laugh) ... legacy!"

Oh god! I think I need a sedative! Okay, okay, okay ... here's the best part:
Bush had earlier indicated his desire to create a think tank “to talk about freedom and liberty and the DeTocqueville model of what [French political philosopher Alexis] DeTocqueville saw in America.”

Hey Dubya! Spell "DeTocqueville...!" Ha!!! What a loon! This is almost as pathetic as dreaming up plans to invade Iraq, Syria and Iran as a way of sedating the Middle East into allowing Israel to be the lone nuclear and military power and expecting the populations to snuggle up at our feet like puppy dogs in supplicating gratitude for our having bombed the living snot out of them and then occupying their country for supposedly possessing WMD and nukes that any idiot with Google should have known they didn't have...! On second thought... this just might be a great place to stash all of the remaining neocons...

Still, what's the library -- which is strategically located at Bush's wife's alma mater -- going to have in it? Iraq: disaster ... Afghanistan: f'd up beyond all belief. ... World: hates us. ... Moral authority: gone. ... Surplus: ditto. ... Katrina: okay, so what had happened was... Economy: super rich really, really loved it. Everybody else? Not so much... war profiteering, domestic spying, secret gulags, authorized torture, kangaroo court trials at Gitmo, presidential power grabs, signing statements, the most corrupt, partisan, oversight-allergic Congress in modern history giving the White House everything but hookers through the goddamn front door and STILL managing to screw up even your own policy initiatives ... "no child left behind" and Donald Muthaf**in Rumsfeld...? Check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check and check. Dude, Why not just save $499 million and put up a pup tent next to the beer bong wing at Texas A&M's rowdiest frat house and let Bill Kristol man the beer pipe? Wouldn't that be more ... economical? Sheesh...

Laura can NOT have approved this. It must be Condi's idea...

Tags: Bush
posted by JReid @ 5:11 PM  
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