The Bush Vision Takes Shape

inspired-by-disneyland.jpg The Dallas Morning News reports that George Bush has found the Imagineers for his Presidential Library.

Dan Murphy and the PRD Group have been qquietly burrowing away since 2007, and they promise much.

Murphy says the Bush exhibits will cover the presidency [Make Way for the Unitary Executive!], and both America and the American Experience!

Who are these tour guides of History’s Path?

The PRDists have already served America, developing such stirring exhibits as the Smithsonian’s “First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image.

first-ladies-gang.jpg Who’s Had Some Work Done?

We can look forward to hard-hitting analysis of little known chapters such as:

“From the exuberant Dolley Madison and troubled Mary Todd Lincoln, to the humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt and the intriguing wives of our recent presidents, the exhibition celebrates the remarkable individuals who have occupied this demanding post.”

ford-betty-mary-tyler-moore.jpg The introduction peaks with a quote from the Everfeistytrademark2.gif Betty Ford:

“I do not believe that being First Lady should prevent me from expressing my views . . . Being ladylike does not require silence.” — Betty Ford

….not mentioning that her saucy spark in this period was stoked by her copious use of prescription drugs.

Where will PRD’s Vision Quest take us? The Dallas Morning News offers clues.

Work on the design of the Bush library and museum has only just begun, but the selection panel initially asked SMU and other applicants to consider many possible features for the complex, including:

•An IMAX or film theater laura-giant-bush.jpg

•Permanent exhibit space oval-bush-leaning.jpg

•Traveling exhibit space nixon-futerama1.jpg

•Gift shop and cafe bush-novelty-collection.jpg

•Video classrooms museum.jpg

•Performing arts space reagan-pbr.jpg

•An apartment or residence facilities for George W. Bush and his wife, Laurabush-library-contest.jpg

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