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Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« on: January 31, 2014, 05:36:00 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/197146-foundation-created-to-plan-obamas-presidential-library

January 31, 2014, 03:34 pm
Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library

By Rebecca Shabad

The Barack H. Obama Foundation has officially been formed to begin planning Obama’s future presidential library, its directors announced on Friday.

The foundation’s directors, long-time supporters of Obama, are Martin Nesbitt, J. Kevin Poorman and Julianna Smoot.

The library’s goal is to reflect Obama’s career in public service, “expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity throughout the world,” the foundation said in a statement Friday.

“I’m humbled and honored that President Obama has entrusted me to lead this effort,” Nesbitt said. “The President’s future library will one day serve as an important part of our nation’s historical record, and our mission is to build a library that tells President Obama’s remarkable story in an interactive way that will inspire future generations to become involved in public service.”

Nesbitt is one of Obama’s close friends, and served as national treasurer for both of his presidential campaigns. Poorman took control of several companies run by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker when she joined Obama’s Cabinet last June. Smoot co-chaired Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign and served as finance director to his 2008 campaign.

Next month, the foundation will begin collecting proposals for the site selection process. They intend to choose a site early next year.

Several locations have already begun lobbying to host the library: Hawaii, Obama’s home state, Illinois, his long-time home, and New York, where he attended Columbia University.

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Re: Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 05:51:24 PM »
Pick a site in the world where a nuke went off. That is what his presidency has been. Total destruction.


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Re: Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 05:53:17 PM »
Pick a site in the world where a nuke went off. That is what his presidency has been. Total destruction.

Better idea. Move the last few people out of Detroit and rename the place.
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Re: Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 06:06:45 PM »
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The library’s goal is to reflect Obama’s career in public service, “expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity throughout the world,” the foundation said in a statement Friday.


Good luck with that!   :mauslaff:
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Re: Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 07:04:09 PM »
"The library’s goal is to reflect Obama’s career in public service, “expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity throughout the world,” the foundation said in a statement Friday."


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Re: Foundation created to plan Obama's presidential library
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 07:13:20 PM »
Better idea. Move the last few people out of Detroit and rename the place.
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