As George W. Bush library opens, a rare meeting of presidents and rivals

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Sensibility wrote:

The lesson, here, is that Presidents and ex-Presidents, no matter how much they appear to hate each other, are nevertheless in their own club. People that get all bent out of shape at one or more of them rather than others, take note.

Apr 22, 2013 11:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

George W. Bush Library… what next – The Stevie Wonder Art Gallery?

Apr 23, 2013 4:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

the middle letter W is for wako?

Apr 23, 2013 9:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
drummer185 wrote:

. “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” –Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

Apr 23, 2013 9:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

I doubt Bush has ever finished reading a book. I don’t believe he is dumb as most people say but he’s just intellectually lazy. He’s also a nice guy who happened to do terrible things for power…

Apr 23, 2013 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse

The only book in the library is “The Pet Goat”, the rest of the ‘artifacts’ are Halliburton, KBR and Cheney memorabilia. The Defense section is 65% of the library while the kids all have to pass a basic skills test to see if they can get in (none are left behind, however some will be completely ignored and set aside) at a federally subsidized discount. There’s a large banner over the uncompleted area of the library stating “Mission Accomplished” and a donation box for every American, required activity, to donate money they can’t afford to finish a project they never wanted. Somewhere in the library is hidden a WMD (Weapon of Middle Class Destruction) that is painted like an Easter Egg (hint: look in the Baseball section, past failed Rangers , under ‘Curveball’), find it and you get a no-bid government contract to build schools for $1.7B (you don’t have to show receipts, and we’re not sure where it is).

After reading 200 million redacted,’Confidential’ and illiterate emails asking us to ‘misremember’ his ‘stategery’ while we look to a future that can’t be ‘misunderestimated’, we will be asked to never speak about what we saw because in the interests of National Security we didn’t need to know anything he was doing anyway. You then get an autographed picture of Alberto Gonzales holding pink slips for US District Atty.’s in one hand and a photo of Micheal Mukasey writing a check to a banker, while John Ashcroft sings ‘Let the Eagle Soar” in the background.

If you refuse any part of the tour you are water-boarded in the ‘Guantanamo” display to the amusement of your friends, family, and co-workers. Any information you give will be useless but it is taken as Biblical and acted on.

Enjoy your tour!!!!

Apr 23, 2013 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EdEddEddy wrote:

It’s a good statement on our country to see past/current leaders practice civility. Unfortunately, it’s soured by the continued incivility by some of the posters here. Some of you folks truly do not understand politics.

Apr 23, 2013 10:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Stickystones wrote:

Carter has become more and more estranged from reality as he’s gotten older. He was probably one of the most honest President’s we’ve had, but also was one of the least effective.

It would figure that Clinton from Arkansas and the Bush’s from Texas would be most likely to have common ground. Also the Bush’s and Clinton are moderates in their respective parties, whereas Reagan and Obama were/are not. Carter was a moderate when he was elected but has drifted far to the left since. And of course Nixon was a crook, but the most effective President we’ve had in a long time. He accomplished more in his first term than I think Bush/Obama will have in 4 terms.

Apr 23, 2013 11:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
momofthree3 wrote:

George W. Bush Library? Now, there’s an oxymoron!

Apr 23, 2013 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@abulafish…LOL. I am hesitant to give you credit for anything since you post such narrow-minded liberal non-sense 99% of the time, but I got a good laugh out of that little quip.

Now all we need is the Barrack Hussein Obama Center for Economic Growth and Development to stay on par.

Apr 23, 2013 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BoLee1971 wrote:

One thing that both Bush’s and Clinton did that this administration could learn from is that while running they blamed their opponent for problems, but once in office, the blame-game stopped and they began working the issues and let the former President(s) rest in peace.

Apr 23, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xbrian wrote:

Carter should be all smiles now that he’s not the last in line at the buffet table.

Apr 23, 2013 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IronBalls wrote:

Everything the corrupt media ever wrote, printed, spoke on radio and television was a blatant lie! We have a very serious problem in this country that nobody is addressing and that’s a Democrat propaganda machine known as the “main stream media”. Russia when it was the USSR had Pravda We have the Networks and the New York Times, and countless others that morons are manipulated by. The problem is that even morons (and seemingly anybody) can vote! Even if they’re dead, and as many times as they like. If we’re going to save this Constitutional Republic we know as America, we need to boycott every advertiser in the “main stream media” until their revenues dry up and we bring down these Socialist propaganda arms of the Democrat Socialist Party!

Apr 23, 2013 5:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@BoLee, and that is exactly what the Obama administration has done, they have not been directly blaming Bush, it has been people like me and others outside of the Administration(which btw is true, history will show that the Bush Admin blew it on MANY different levels). A perfect example is the Obama Administration’s choice not to pursue torture charges against previous Administration members.

Apr 23, 2013 6:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sensibility wrote:

“Look, we do have a serious problem in terms of debt and deficit, and much of it I inherited when I showed up.”- Barack Obama, August 8, 2011

“I inherited a big debt.” – Barack Obama, March 29, 2011

“We inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression, a banking system on the verge of meltdown. We had lost 4 million jobs by the time I was sworn in and would then lose another 4 million in the few months right after I was sworn in before our economic policies had a chance to take root.” – Barack Obama, May 10, 2011

“We inherited a financial crisis unlike any that we’ve seen in our time. This crisis crippled private capital markets and forced us to take steps in our financial system — and with our auto companies — that we would not have otherwise even considered.” – Barack Obama, June 1, 2009

“Blame Bush!” – Barack Obama, Feb. 10, 2009

Need we go on.

Apr 24, 2013 9:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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