The George W Bush $250 million library, on the campus of Southern Methodist University -a school attended by the likes of former first lady Laura Bush, actor Powers Boothe, and Kourtney Kardashian – was formally dedicated Thursday in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
George Bush bathed in the admiration of a friendly crowd and choked up as he finished speaking and wiped tears from his eyes after sitting down.
George W Bush basked in warm praise from President Barack Obama and three fellow former US presidents as Bush’s library was dedicated in a ceremony that emphasized his resolute response to terrorism while skirting controversies such as his decision to invade Iraq.
The Houston Texas library “Think Tank” is the staging ground for efforts at burnishing George Bush’s legacy, including a policy center that will explore and promote his ideas.
Other exhibits: The Florida 2000 Butterfly Ballot, as well as a living diorama (caged) of the Supreme Court Justices that decided “The Decider” would be the winner. Also, a solid gold copy of “My Pet Goat” in a glass case, (when Cheney dies, he will be stuffed and placed in an even larger glass case), he gun used by Dick Cheney to shoot Harry Whittington, as well as pieces of Mr. Whittington’s face, an interactive display showing what exposure to white phosphorus does to the human body and prosthetic limbs