Teddy Roosevelt may not take Oyster Bay New York as easily as Kettle Hill. Local residents are beginning to question the need, size, and location of the Theodore Roosevelt Association’s proposed museum.

Newsday reports the natives growing restless, with one resident leading off a community forum with

“How do we stop this? I got the impression this was being rammed down our throats.”

roosevelt-t-head.jpg If TR Association Executive Director James Bruns fails he will at least fail while daring greatly:

“to do a presidential museum of a figure as prominent as Theodore Roosevelt you need a minimum of 80,000 square feet.”

How the Bush Library copes with 21,000 square feet, and the Clinton with 20,000 is unknown. And even if they are fudging their numbers, are they doing so by a factor of four?

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