Monday, November 27, 2006

That's a lot of books

GDub, the Great Decider of America, is already looking into ways to start trying to rebuild his shattered Presidential legacy. How better to do that than to start looking into financing to build your very own legacy library. And with the current price tag estimated at being somewhere around $500M, supporters are scrambling to gather the donations needed to get construction going.

Of course, what better way to symbolize the waste and decadence experienced by the elite over the last six years than with a legacy library with a cost higher than any previous Presidential library. The library is being planned to go onto the campus of SMU in Dallas, and draw contributions from donors ranging from $25,000 to $20M.

But that's not all. After all, why simply have a library built in your honor, when you can also make sure to endow it with enough money to have scholars and historians write favorably about a time in history that many are already having trouble looking back on without losing a piece of their Thanksgiving meal.

Of course, the money will come pouring in. Partly because, somehow, GDub is still ridiculously popular through most of Texas (Austin gets a pass for having some sense). SMU will benefit from the library. And, possibly most important of all, the donors will all be able to remain anonymous. True, The Decider is faced with trying to raise the money in a political climate which was less than favorable to the GOP, but, well, as we all know from Stephen Colbert, "reality has a well-known liberal bias". Why should reality stand in the way of yet another of GDub's dreams?

Yet, one question rankles. If the money is raised to get this building project off the ground, aren't there better ways of spending it? Say, perhaps, getting a Commander in Chief to stop reading Curious George books, and actually teaching him that Green Eggs and Ham isn't the pinnacle of literary accomplishment?

Course, what do I know? I don't have my own library.

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