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Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days

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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days


www.time.com

George W. Bush often has said that historians will vindicate his presidency. And since he left office, he's moving fast to give them the tools.



Longtime financial backers of the 43rd president have raised more than $100 million for a presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas that will house...
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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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his official papers, sources close to Bush told TIME. Much of the money was collected in the 100 days or so since Bush left the White House, a pace much faster than that of his recent predecessors. At least so far, none of it has come from overseas, the sources said. (See pictures of George W. Bush as president.)

The Bush fundraising effort, compared to that of his predecessor, is off to a brisk start. Bill Clinton's library planners had hoped to receive pledges of $100 million within a year of the end of his presidency, but a pardons scandal delayed that achievement for another year, said Skip Rutherford, who chaired the Clinton library committee.

Unburdened by campaign finance regulations, former presidents traditionally raise money for their libraries the old fashioned way: by meeting or telephoning a few dozen, very wealthy, benefactors and asking for large sums, often on the order of $5 million to $10 million each.

The Bush effort involves that approach, sources say, but in other ways is organized much like a modern political campaign. A national finance committee has been created with 100 co-chairs placed in every state. Some of Bush's oldest and biggest financial backers form a board of directors for the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, chaired by former Bush Commerce Secretary and Texas oilman Donald L. Evans. Members include Los Angeles investment banker Brad Freeman; Dallas hotel developer and former Bush ambassador to Costa Rica Mark Langdale; and Cincinnati-based businessmen and Bush ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Mercer Reynolds.

Foundation president Langdale said names of contributors will not be released because some donors prefer anonymity. He also would not disclose the exact total raised thus far. But other sources reported commitments totaling more than a third of the $300 million projected for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which will include a museum and research institute to be built on a 25-acre parcel of SMU.

Along with writing his memoirs — something Bush has also begun in recent months — financing and building a suitable presidential library has been the initial focus of nearly every president who left the White House since Harry Truman. The historically fast pace of Bush's fundraising has been all the more remarkable for taking place during a period of economic contraction. "He's struck a very positive nerve among a lot of financial sources across the country," said J. French Hill, a Little Rock banker and major Bush campaign bundler who leads the fundraising effort in Arkansas.



We need to fight this. They just want to spin the history of the Bush administration so they can make us think the government is fighting for freedom. They want us to think that Obama and Bush actually cares about our country. They want to revise the whole history of the Bush administration with how the bilderburg group went to take away more of our freedom.

Personally, I'm interested in the books that are there. I'm a big reader, so, I would be interested in going there to see what kinds of books that he would have to recommend.

I think Bush is the kind of guy that you wouldn't like his politics-- like he's not the kind of guy (well obviously as a nwo agent) but you would like to hang out with him.

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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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LIBRARY??!! I thought I was donating to the Bush MORTUARY!




posted on May, 4 2009 @ 10:54 AM
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I'd rather give my money to the William Jefferson Clinton Library.

www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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Fight it? Why?

Each and every President has a library, or at least it seems that way...

It's where personal papers and assorted other Presidential esoterica is kept so researchers can access it. The only spin that'll be done, is by the researchers and their papers, articles, and books. Both positive and, hate to break this to you, negative.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Library? Can W. even read past a 4th grade level? I mean how much money does it cost to house several thousand pop up books?

I figured that Cheney would have a presidential library before Bush did. After all isn't that who was in charge the last 8 years?



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 11:52 AM
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I think I threw up in my mouth a little...


What a sorry monument to a sorry, uneducated, spoiled little man.




posted on May, 4 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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Sarcasm aside...

Yes I venture to guess he can read past a fourth grade level. Unless Ivy league schools have really let reading requirements slip.

Truth Magnet...

sorry you're ill...maybe you should get that checked? sorry monument? For a hundred million? Spoiled? Maybe, don't know, don't really care. Uneducated? Not hardly. Little man? That's between him and his wife, I should think, and none of our business...



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Just cuz' one's Daddy bribes one's way through Ivy League doesn't mean one's educated - though perhaps he did learn something that one summer at Cheerleading Camp...

Seriously tho - if you really think G.W. could get into - let alone make it through - such an institute of higher education - then I got some prime swampland to sell you..





[edit on 4-5-2009 by TruthMagnet]



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Just cuz' one's Daddy bribes one's way through Ivy League doesn't mean one's educated - though perhaps he did learn something that one summer at Cheerleading Camp...


You've some proof of this "bribe by Daddy"? Thought not...

Cheer-leading Camp? How dumb is a young guy to go someplace where the ratio of good looking young women to men is going to be a hundred to one. Sounds like a helluva way to spend the summer to me...


Seriously...

Because the man was, obviously, not comfortable speaking in public and unscripted. Who is? I'm not, and I work with the public on a constant basis... It has nothing to do with intelligence.

As an example: President Obama once said there were 57 states... I have no doubts whatsoever of his intelligence. People say stupid things all the time. Generally it's meaningless.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by Frankidealist35

Personally, I'm interested in the books that are there. I'm a big reader, so, I would be interested in going there to see what kinds of books that he would have to recommend.


You might be down the wrong path there. See link about presidential libraries.

This isn't going to be a library full of stuff Bush likes to read, it's going to be a place housing all sorts of documents and information about the Bush presidency.

Just sayin'.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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The donors must have been led to believe
that the library was going to be
filled with porn.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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We need to fight this.


Fight what? And why?



They just want to spin the history of the Bush administration so they can make us think the government is fighting for freedom. They want us to think that Obama and Bush actually cares about our country. They want to revise the whole history of the Bush administration with how the bilderburg group went to take away more of our freedom.


"They" who, specifically? And don't say some nebulous 'TPTB'.

And what 'freedom' have you personally lost, specifically?



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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I'm not surprised. The first election taught me that the Bush's have very rich and powerful friends, friends who are willing to sponsor the rise of the village idiot.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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It's not about left or right. Its' about what he's done to the constitution. Our 4th amendment right was very limited under Bush, the right to habeous corpous was also limited and continued under Obama, and, he's basically made us lose our right to privacy with the patriot act. He also really bankrupted this whole country with the last two wars we've been involved in... and he's lead the way for Obama to inherit this mess and bankrupt us even more.

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I've watched various news shows that say he's going to try to create an alternative reality with his library. So, yes-- I am worried. But, I would also like for it to be filled with other kinds of books related to what he thinks other people should read.

[edit on 4-5-2009 by Frankidealist35]



posted on May, 5 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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And Lincoln and U.S. Grant both suspended habeas corpus. FDR did much worse. Carter drove this country into financial disaster.

Many rights are suspended in times of war.

So what? Do you want to pick on every former president to find something to deny them their right to build a library?

Alternative reality? Are you kidding? Just don't visit, if you're worried about that. And it isn't your responsibility to decide what others can donate to, visit, believe, or read.

And stay away from Disneyworld, pro wrestling, and TV if alt-real scares you.



posted on May, 5 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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Exactly. No one is above the law, so, we should persecute them while they're alive. We've let Presidents get away with murder and all kinds of things. It's about time we go back to being a nation of laws.



posted on May, 5 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Bring up irrefuteable evidence, and at least someone will be put on trial. Hey, who know's maybe the evidence will in amongst all the papers and other esoterica that'll comprise the Bush Library, or whatever it'll be called...



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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...I just hate...and I mean hate....to say anything that could be construed as defending Bush.
Some of you think he had the final say regarding the loss of your "constitutional rights" like he was the "great violator"
....start aiming your arrows at our Supreme Court. Do you think there has not been cases directed their way concerning every issue you might come up with or have a concern with? You must understand that the Court can grant Cert. for whatever case they want....at anytime they want...The Supreme Court is responsible for protecting your constitutional rights! They are the voice that matters there........
You just can't blame any one branch of government but the buck stops with the Supreme Court and they have failed you if you feel your rights have been taken away.....How many of you could name, or recognize their faces if you saw them? Especially Souter! I bet the first time you saw him was from the Daily Show. (some of you)
Don't blame Bush or Obama entirely.
But....right now....I am still an Obama lover....but...he is in violation of our laws by not investigating the torture allegations and he will not allow the judge in Spain to do much if it comes down to it....and what will the Supreme Court do when it comes across their desk? nothing.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright

Originally posted by Frankidealist35

Personally, I'm interested in the books that are there. I'm a big reader, so, I would be interested in going there to see what kinds of books that he would have to recommend.


y

You might be down the wrong path there. See link about presidential libraries.

This isn't going to be a library full of stuff Bush likes to read, it's going to be a place housing all sorts of documents and information about the Bush presidency.

Just sayin'.


LOL yeah I don't think too many "Fun with Dick and Jane" books are around any more - besides the "Piggy" Book, OH, what about those ABC books? No - it won't be books Bush reads - it will be pretty empty though - because dont' Presidential libraries have Presidential papers in them?

hhmmmm.... since it seems there are millions of pages of Bush White House paperwork not being released, missing, put as classified, destroyed.... the list goes on and on. They may need to end up filling it with his favorite books to read after all. Dang - prices of all my child's books will be going through the roof - upon them being placed in Bush's library as "recommended and favorite" reading of Bush.

OH..... wonder if they will have a Cheney section of reading...... hhmmm.... what kind of books would be there?

"How to shoot a gun correctly", "How to stonewall everyone" "How to be above the law" "How to torture".............. oh that list goes on and on too.... besides it would be dublicated in Bush's library - the only difference is Cheney would have read those books, but Bush would have had them - Read TO him by someone.

Oh, if you can't tell - wow - I just loved Bush and Cheney! OH - where can I send a donation to? I think I have some pre-kindergarten books left - Bush might enjoy!



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