All USA Presidents have a library built post their leaving office - to house their documents, memorabilia, etc. George W is no exception.
Daily Kos [dailykos.com] has a take on that President Shrub library:
"Help Bush's Legacy Live On
Tonight the charred Republican baton is passed. Assuming PUMA doesn’t succeed in their last-ditch effort for a Hillary Clinton-Sarah Palin ticket, John McCain will accept his party's nomination for President of the United States. I plan to watch it with the volume down, replacing his rhetoric with armpit farts.
But though my eyes will be on the screen, my thoughts will be on the George W. Bush Preznidential Libary at Southern Methodist University. I understand it's going to be a massive structure, costing half a billion dollars. But what on God's earth could he fill that space with? It sure as hell won’t be books, and exhibits of his "positive" achievements could barely fill a presidential broom closet.
I have some ideas, though. This is just a partial list, and I offer it as a gift to the nation at no charge:
The 'Mission Accomplished' banner and the codpiece he wore five years ago when he declared that major combat operations had ended in Iraq. And, if possible, the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, the aircraft carrier on which he spoke, would be an attention-getter.
The chair in which he sat, frozen, at Booker Elementary School on 9/11 after he was told "America is under attack." Also his dog-eared copy of "The Pet Goat" (I understand he wrote lots of notes in the margins, including "Goat looks horny. Ha Ha!")
A bag of pretzels, of course.
A piece of the birthday cake he shared with John McCain in Phoenix as the levees were busting open in New Orleans. (I understand McCain still has one in the back of his freezer.)
The golf club he swung immediately after vowing to "stop these terrorist killers."
His famous 2005 U.N. bathroom break note
The Segway he fell off of in 2003.
A credit card bill forwarded from the White House to "The People of the United States of America" with a balance of $10 trillion.
The August 6, 2001 PDB: Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside US.
Some aluminum tubes.
The vial of baby powder Colin Powell used to scare us to death at the United Nations.
A photo collage of the U.S. soldiers who died during the Iraq war underneath a sign that says, "Oops!"
And on a continuous loop in the lobby: a recording of the push-poll question he used to destroy John McCain in 2000: "Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?" Y'know...just to show what a classy guy Bush is.
The above items (well, besides the aircraft carrier) would only fill a fraction of the space. So what would you add to help fill it with artifacts that will preserve the essence of his presidency forever?"