Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony
Posted on 04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT by PghBaldy
The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency.
I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread.
Yet ANOTHER Presidential “Library” to MISS!
The Centerpiece will be an EMPTY/SILENT “Bully Pulpit”.
That’s the spirit ;)
Will be interesting to watch Obama turn his speech about President Bush into an fictional autobiography of himself and all his own ‘accomplishments’.
Not sure I can stomach it.
At 3pm or so, Obma is scheduled to go the memorial for the West, TX explosion victims.
I’m watching. And can’t wait to visit it.
Loved the applause for Cheney and how quiet the crowd was when Barry0 was introduced. And how W’s chin quivered as the flag passed.
Very nostalgic today.
Watching. I plan on visiting when we go to Texas in July.
In summer of 2010, on our trip to TX we had planned to stop in Little Rock and visit the Billy Jeff library, then on the UT Austin for LBJ and A&M for Daddy Bush . . . but a little mishap on the River Walk in Little Rock, I fell and fracture my ankle so didn’t get to go . . . the TX libraries were in addition to campus visits for our then junior high school daughter. Ah the best laid of plans gone wrong.
I think I’ll sign up for the charter membership for GW Bush library, at least for this year. Gets us entry for our family.
But the one I really, really want to visit . . . Ronald Reagan’s. One of these days I’ll make it out there for a visit.
Yet as time goes on, GWB is looking better and better over the course of time.
Does that include the Reagan Library?
Apparently trips to Texas combined with trips to Little Rock to visit the Clinton Museum are ill-fated.
In August, 2010, I took a road trip to Dallas with my then-significant other. Decided I wanted to see the Clinton Library on the way home, so we routed our way home thru their.
Unfortunately, while in Dallas, she picked up a terrible case of food poisoning. It worked out that we got there late enough and she was hungry for the first time in several days. By the time we ate, the library was closed.
I want to get there someday!
Laura Bush gave a good speech.
Nope went to THAT one. Been to Hoover(High School Trip)(sucked), Truman(3x)(kinda dark and depressing), Reagan (made me miss the man even MORE)!
Former President Jimmy “go along to get along” Carter now speaking.
Jimmy Carter...ugggg...bringing up election dispute..these people have no shame.bush does not look amused.
Trying to take credit for Bush’s work in the Sudan...pathetic.
Was just acting a bit on the SARC side. ;)
Being where the new GWB library is, SMU, the university will be seein my home state university, UConn come this fall in the new AAC college sports conference via football.
Carter is trying to clean it up now....
Did I just hear Jimma say something gracious about W? The Sudan story was nice.
Pigs are flying.
(But the cutaway of W’s skeptical grin was priceless.)
Yes, GWB is looking better and better!
George W. Bushs approval rating just hit a 7-year high. Heres how.
Posted by Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan on April 23, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Days before the official opening of his presidential library, George W. Bush is experiencing something of a comeback when it comes to his public image.
Almost as many people (47 percent) approve of how Bush handled his eight years in office as disapprove (50 percent), according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Thats the highest approval rating for Bush since December 2005. Bushs approval dipped all the way to 23 percent in Post-ABC polling in October 2008 and was just 33 percent in January 2009 when he left office. (His approval rating was below 40 percent for 26 consecutive months before his term ended, the longest streak of sub-40 presidential ratings since polling began in the 1930s.)
And, whats fascinating is that its not just Bushs overall job approval numbers but the intensity measures. In the new Post-ABC poll, 34 percent say they strongly disapprove of the job he did while in office; thats the lowest strong disapprove number for Bush since January 2005.
Bushs biggest gains over the past few years have come among seniors (30 percent approval in 2008, 57 percent approval today), non-college whites (34 percent in 2008, 57 percent now) and moderate/conservative Democrats (10 percent in 2008, 33 percent now).
Who hasnt changed their views of Bush? African Americans (90 percent disapproval in 2008, 84 percent disapproval now) and Democrats (90 percent disapproval in 08, 73 percent now).
Heres a chart courtesy of the good people at Capital Insight detailing the comparison between Bushs aggregate 2008 numbers and his showing in the new Post-ABC poll across a variety of subgroups.
Click here to read the rest of the article.
Yes you did..he started out poorly but ended on a good note. Clinton up now.
Clinton says he told Obama that this was the latest greatest presidential library to attempt to re write history.
Not funny..crowd did not laugh.
Clinton is such a ham....
So glad this thread going....really something to see these Presidents and wives at one time...and hear them speak!
Said quietly to daddy Bush, congrats to the Yale hockey team winning the NCAA’s hockey frozen four championship, his old college stumping ground.
Anyone would look good by comparison to Obama; possibly even the incompetent Carter.
At least Rush has some talk material today. He calls the Clinton liberary some interesting names.
"...oh sheeesh, Hilda the Hyena's cackle can be heard over the mic....*cackle cackle cackle*
Clinton mentioning wanting to “Keep” our nation of immigrants.....(illegal aliens). Legal immigrants don’t need to be kept they aren’t running from the law!
Obama is now speaking.
Obama is now speaking.
Photo of cat looks like my CAT!
Cute kitty picture!
Wonder how Obama will insert himself into the library like he did in all the presidential online biographies.....lol ???
Gag, gag, gag!
Here comes the Marxist narcissist in Chief now...
Oh no...don’t know if I can hear Bo for very long...my stomack is rolling all ready!
Thirty seconds in and he’s already inserting a lot of I, I, I, I.
JUst think of the famous picture, to sum it up, “miss me yet?”
Obama referred to Our House as the Club House!
Yes, please let’s turn back the clock to before Jan. 2009.
lying sack of **** (odungo)
Cannot envision him having a library, just cannot.
Mememe meme..IIIiiiii....gads..always the narcissist.
‘Love this country’.. hurl
Nervous laughter now.....what a joke...
Just saw the former SOS Hilary.
For a minute I thought he was going to mention the global war on terror...but alas he said...’the global war on HIV...(eye roll)