Beating The U.S. In Internet Penetration But Still Reduced To This?

An outgoing President searches for a location to build the suitable monument to his greatness, and ends up where he came from.

But in this case It’s not Reagan V. Stanford or Nixon V. Duke. The Pharaoh contagion has spread abroad. Yet another Korean President is piling up paper and making plans for the hereafter, with the “Roh Moo-hyun Memorial Library” to be built at Inje University.

Roh caught the bug early, supposedly spending the night he was elected reading a book of Lincoln speeches. He wrote “Roh Moo-Hyun Meets Lincoln” in the aftermath

Roh’s self monumentization follows the construction of the “Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library” by his illustrious predecessor, home to seemingly every nick/knack the man ever received. Highlights include “Costa Rica National Parks,” souvenir of his state visit there.

Roh is born along in his folly by the unstoppable power of net involved citizens, mobilized through Rohsamo, meaning “People Who Love Roh Moo-Hyun.”


The Ford Legacy: tiny, tiny White House


The death of a leader often prompts a look back, a renewed appreciation for their role in the Nation’s life. So it is with Gerald R. Ford.

The museum of his former CIA Director is now displaying a miniature White House whose creator claims Jerry asked him to build it as part of the heal-a-thon which was the Ford Administration.

What is Stephen Colbert doing reading the paper on George Bush’s dime?


Don’t Ask, Don’t tell, Don’t Visit

Some of the People, Yes!

They may be upping admission to the FDR museum and the Eleanor Roosevelt cottage in Hyde Park New York.

National Parks Traveler reports that admission to the complex may rise to $18 a head, with an additional quintupling of admission fees to Eleanor’s cottage from $2 to $10.

This may come closer to the true costs of maintaining the sites, but is there a better way to discourage public access to publicly owned property?

sgd040.jpgReagan Library: Dodging Taxes From Beyond The Grave

Who gets the sales tax on Berlin Wall chunks and Jelly Beans?

For now the Reagan museum pays taxes to Ventura County, but the city of Semi Valley is edging towards annexing the hill top, tapping the rich stream of gift shop revenue.

A decision on moving the museum into Semi Valley’s “sphere of influence” has been put off till June, but Valley imperialists may stake their claim then.