Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Poor W, nobody wants him

S.M.U. Faculty Complains About Bush Library. Well, maybe a few down there in Dallas do, but there's opposition on the campus of Southern Methodist University (Laura Bush's alma mater):
About 150 of the university’s 600 faculty members attended the meeting, voicing a range of concerns, particularly on whether the school’s academic freedom and political independence might appear compromised by an association with not only the Bush library but also a museum that would accompany it.

Thomas J. Knock, a professor of history, said the public might have trouble differentiating between the library, museum and the university.

James K. Hopkins, chairman of the history department who was co-chairman of the meeting with Ms. Blair, a professor of theater, said he had asked Dr. Turner under what circumstances the university would “walk away” from a deal with the library.

“There was this very indirect response to that,” Dr. Hopkins said.
It looks like you're getting the George W. Bush presidential library, people. You win. Any bets on whether it'll display the "3 Shakespeares" W claims he read this past summer...?

You have my sincerest condolences...:)