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SMU Mulls Over Bush Library Collection February 23, 2008

Posted by chuckwh in News and politics.
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Note: This is one of several occasional posts referring to today’s “real world” as opposed to the more hopeful one of The Gore Years.

Donald Evans, who chairs President Bush's library foundation, right, makes the Southern Methodist University school sign in a meeting with SMU President R. Gerald Turner, center, and board Chairman Carl Sewell. (based on a photo By Tim Sharp -- Associated Press)Southern Methodist University today announced the books that will be kept in the controversial Bush Library Collection. Donald Evans, who chairs President Bush’s library foundation, released the list in a press conference today.

The official, complete, and unabridged list of books in the library:

Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books) Random House Books for Young Readers

Dr. Seuss. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Beginner Books) Random House Books for Young Readers

Helen Bannerman. The Story of Little Black Sambo (Wee Books for Wee Folk) Applewood Books

Siegfried Engelmann and Elaine Bruner Reading Mastery II, Storybook 1. SRA/MacMillan/Mcgraw Hill

Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. Hyperion.

Willems, Mo. There Is a Bird on Your Head! Hyperion.

Harrington Janice N. The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. Illus. by Shelley Jackson. Farrar/Melanie Kroupa.

Dillon, Leo and Diane Dillon. Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose. Harcourt.

Broach, Elise. When Dinosaurs Came with Everything. Illus. by David Small. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.

Michael R. Marrus. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46: A Documentary History (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) Bedford/St. Martin’s

Asked why a multi-million dollar facility was required to store a total of ten books, Evans replied, “We believe this historic project will best represent the Bush presidency and its profligate, almost unledgerable spending and its near childlike approach to government.”

The last item in the list, of course, is said to best represent Bush’s future.

Image based on a photo By Tim Sharp — Associated Press, at http://tinyurl.com/2rhwru

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