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An Abundance of Bushes at the Meyerson

No fewer than three George Bushes were on stage for an event at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Monday night, including Jeb Bush’s son George P. P’s Uncle George, the former president known as W, referred interestingly to W’s dad, the one called George H.W., as “the real President Bush.” Then 43 talked some about the book he’s writing, saying it would tackle subjects ranging from 9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq to Hurricane Katrina, his “freedom agenda,” and the financial meltdown. “My hope is that when objective history is finally written, that historians will use [the book] as a basis to understand our times,” W said. Then he proceeded to read an irreverant “excerpt” from the tome that had 1,000+ people rolling in the aisles. SweetCharity has the details.

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3 comments on “An Abundance of Bushes at the Meyerson

  1. I love this Bush quote from the Meyerson: “My hope is that when objective history is finally written, that historians will use [the book] as a basis to understand our times.”

    That’s similar to what he said in Canada last March: “I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened.”

    Never mind the use of “authoritarian.” Maybe he meant “authoritative.” Who knows? A classic pick ‘em, as they say in Vegas.

    But since when is one man’s take on what happened considered “objective history?” Objective means “undistorted by emotion or personal bias.” His book may be many things, but it will doubtless not be that.

    He needs to swing for the fences.

  2. Is anyone going to comment on that really ugly building that will be the Bush Library?
    $500,000.00 for that? Is Ray Hunt kidding? Who is the architect? SMU is turning out to be a really BAD neighbor. IJS