Southern Methodist University

A new palace of propaganda gets final approval

Mr. President,
The first person I thought about when I heard about your $200 million presidential library/think tank, was Karl Rove.

Did you know that he recently signed on with Fox news, and he also got a dis-honorable mention on CBS news? I'll have more on that later.

I was upset after Southern Methodist University decided to have your presidential library on their campus but not as upset as many of the students and staff at SMU.

Current Methodist bishops and faculty members who are upset with your Iraq war and your national policies appealed to the elected delegates of the church's South Central Jurisdiction. An online petition drive against the project had also collected 11,200 signatures.

They are concerned that any formal ties to your presidency would demean the entire university, when all you want is to use the respectability of their name to highlight your "Orwellian" version of the truth.

A Bush think-tank, what an oxymoron!

The public viewing of all your documents would be disastrous so you issued
Executive Order 13233 which disallowed any public disclosure of any of your papers without your consent.

How about putting "The Pet Goat," the children's book which you were holding as you froze up after hearing the Towers were attacked in New York?

The book should be put in a place of prominence, under a spotlight at the entrance, because it set the stage for your behavior the rest of your two terms.

It highlighted just how disconnected, confused, and cowardly you are.

After sitting there like a deer in the headlights, for a full seven minutes, you didn't fly to New York where thousands of citizens just died; you flew like a bat out of hell in the opposite direction.

I would be embarrassed, but you and your followers don't get embarrassed. Or do they?

The potential donors to your library must be ashamed of helping you build this castle of crap, this palace of propaganda this library of lies, because you want the donor’s
names to be kept secret.

Presidential libraries are built for scholars to view documents which professors and historians can research to analyze the events, and decisions made during the president's time in office.

It is as expected that a master propagandist like Rove, and other Bush apologists will be in charge of filling the shelves, so serious library research is out of the question.

I think it would make more sense to put the Bush jr library across from the Creation Museum in Petersburg Kentucky, because the same people would go to both of them.

The premise behind building both of those two buildings have a lot in common so they would make good bookends. And maybe they could keep your followers in one area, away from rational human beings.

As I said earlier, Rove has been in the news again. He decided to help Fox News pump up the Bush/GOP propaganda. He was also highlighted in a very unflattering piece on 60 Minutes called 'The Prosecution of Don Siegelman.'"

Your White House tried to pressure CBS not to show it but to no avail.

The news segment presented a whistle-blower, a Republican campaign worker, who Rove worked with to help smear former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

After viewing the broadcast one could not help but to suspect that the former governor was eventually sent to prison on apparently trumped-up charges just because he was a Democrat in a largely Republican state.

A request was sent to Congress by 52 former state attorney-generals from both parties to review the case because of the major flaws they see in the case.

The 60 Minutes
newscast was very telling and very typical of what Rove is capable of doing.

If this had occurred during any other presidency I would have been shocked and appalled, but you have tried to micromanage the justice system for so long that all I can say is, "It figures, it’s the Bush era,"... but not for much longer.

Date: February 26, 2008 12:54:58 AM CST

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.