Few things get the left more worked up--or at least confused--than these two phrases: "President George W. Bush" and "think tank." Now imagine they're in the same sentence. Can't? Then you did not read the New York Daily News today. See? It's right there: "Eager to begin refurbishing his tattered legacy, the President hopes to raise $500 million to build his library and a think tank at Southern Methodist University in Dallas." Most of the money, the paper says, will come from "megadonors." Ya know, Jenna Jameson gives me one of those. She talented.
You can read what some on the left have to say about this right here. But be warned: Ain't none of it funny. "A library with a thousand volumes of My Pet Goat." And that's about as good as it gets. The Huffington Post's Shelley Lewis even makes the same, er, joke:
"Megadonors, according to the article, include captains of industry (the ones whose assets are not frozen while they serve jail time, I guess), Arab nations (it's the least they can do after all Bush has done for them) and 'wealthy heiresses.'
Five hundred million dollars would buy a lot of books, but since the President gave up public reading after that unpleasant incident with The Pet Goat, there will have to be other ways the money will be spent."
Yes, we get it. Good liberals don't think George Bush is smart. So, where's my $500-million museum and think tank, then? --Robert Wilonsky