As George W. Bush prepares to formally open his library Thursday, I wrote about the scrutiny that presidential libraries face when it comes to history and how they play in helping presidents shape their legacy.
The funniest tidbit I got was from Skip Rutherford, one of Bill Clinton’s closest friends who helped lead the Clinton library effort. He said a lot of presidents often redo their libraries after seeing what their successors did, and that folks in Little Rock are already “bracing” for a phone call from Clinton after he tours the Bush library on Thursday.
“Everybody thinks he’s going to go down to Dallas and come back and say, ‘We need this, we need to do that,’” Rutherford told me. (via Yahoo News)