“The Permanent Campaign.” The phrase denotes the blurring of the line in modern times between campaigning and governing.
Recently, the permanent campaign has added yet another stage—a final frontier. This is the fight for history, centered on the presidents’ libraries.
George W. Bush has taken this campaign for history to a new level. As the New York Daily News reported last fall, Bush’s team has imagined the most grandiose presidential library yet.
Making matters worse, the Bush team stipulated that the university should host a “Bush Institute.” This proposed policy shop, a spokesman for the president’s camp told the Daily News, would hire right-wing scholars or journalists and “give them money to write papers and books favorable to the president’s policies.”
Arguably the most distressing pattern of the Bush administration has been its jettisoning of long-established standards in virtually all areas of knowledge.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The Upcoming Bush Library.....will be a re-write of history!
Talk about partisanship.....this ought to be interesting!
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