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The George W. Bush Presidential Library Archive

One day, George Dubya will have his very own library that pays homage to his legacy.

Punditman thought it would be interesting to speculate on the titles and authors of some of these texts. This is where you come in, dear reader. Feel free to submit new, creative titles for consideration by sending an email to: planetway [at] netscape.net

Now, here is the Punditman starter list:


1. How To Win Friends and Steal Elections
by Chad Hanging

2. The Nine Hundred And Eleven Years War
by Osama bin Laden (forward by Richard Pearle)

3. The Dry Drunk’s Guide To World Domination: A 12-Step Program
by The Project For A New American Catastrophe (PNAC)

4. Some Of My Best Friends Were Ragheads
by Donald “Guns” Dumsfeld

5. Dispatches From Hell: My Nine Hundred And Eleven Tours in Iraq
by G.I. Joe

6. The Seven Secrets Of A Highly Susceptible Public
by Karl Rove

7. Ain’t Ready To Make Nice
by Dick Zee Cheney

8. How We All Made a Killing off Creative Destruction and Destructive Creationism
by The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

9. Vietnam Revisited: Why The War That I Avoided Should Never Have Ended
by George W. Bush

10. The Pet Goat
(Revised Edition For Slow Readers)


Background:

The Presidential Library network is overseen by the Office of Presidential Libraries, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These repositories preserve and make publicly available, papers, records, and other historical materials of U.S. Presidents dating back to Herbert Hoover.

In 1939, President Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the federal government and the Presidential library system formally began. Previously, many Presidential papers and records had been lost, destroyed, sold, or ruined. Thus Roosevelt sought to establish a public repository to preserve the evidence of each Presidency for posterity. Congress legislated this policy and passed the Presidential Libraries Act in 1955, which was amended in 1986.

Currently there are twelve Presidential Libraries. Assets include personal papers and historical materials donated by people associated with the President. These include cabinet officials, envoys, political party associates, family and friends. The most important texts are those created by the President and his staff during the course of his tenure.



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