Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Dallas Morning News reports that the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation recently confirmed that the names of donors to support the soon-to-be former President's library will remain confidential. The library will be located on the campus of Southern Methodist University and will be financially supported by the Foundation, which has already raised several million dollars. The article notes this non-disclosure position was consistent with the previous policy of the foundation that oversees the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a policy the latter foundation only changed when disclosure became a condition for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to serve as secretary of state in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. The Bush Foundation's president noted that "We don't have those set of circumstances."