Haaretz reports that President GW Bush gave the ok for a center to be built in Israel in his name:
President George Bush was informed on Tuesday of an initiative to establish a center under his name in Israel, as a sign of gratitude for his support for the country and its security. Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the United States Daniel Ayalon asked Bush for the go-ahead to establish such a center during a farewell meeting with the president and his deputy, Dick Cheney. Bush told Ayalon that “freedom” would be a worthy subject for the center to focus on.
Ayalon has yet to approach donors with a request to finance the establishment of the “Bush Center” in Israel, but does not expect to encounter difficulties when it comes to raising the funds. The outgoing ambassador will continue to work on the matter with White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten.
First, I love that they’re calling Cheney Bush’s “deputy.” Reminds me of Deputy Dawg. Or a deputy sheriff in a small western town, plagued by local saloon-plunderers, shootouts at high noon, and an abundance of tumbleweed.
And secondly, I think this is another proof of the prophecy of Ben Stiller, who, with his seminal fashion model classic, “Zoolander“, predicted that there would be a “Derek Zoolander Center For Children Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too,” where the slogan is, “we teach you that there’s more to life than being really, really good looking.”