As the long reign of George W Bush is soon coming to an end, Pentagon officials have just announced that he is being considered as the next U.S. President to grace Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
Pentagon spokesman for the White House, Ronald Da Silva, made the momentous announcement this morning at a press conference held in the Green Room of the White House itself.
The Mount Rushmore sculptures were last carved between October 4, 1927, and October 31, 1941.
The proposed 2009 carving of George W Bush will be carried out by Italian sculptor Pietro Paulo Guglielmo Guido Bugiardini who has many fine works permanently exhibited at the Uffizi in Firenze. Bugiardini was chosen from thousands of sculptors around the world and will be commencing preparatory sketches of George W Bush prior to the huge operation involved in sculpting the presidents face on Mount Rushmore.
He will follow in the footsteps of Gutzon Borglum and the 400 workers who sculpted the colossal 60-foot (18 m) carvings of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history.
These presidents were selected by Borglum because of their role in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory.
The State Department is making a momentous decision in announcing its intention to the American nation that another great U.S. President will once again grace the famed mountain face.
“George W Bush is the greatest U.S. President this nation has ever seen. He has single-handedly done so much for this country and he is well qualified to stand next to the other greats like Roosevelt and Washington,” John McCormack, from the State Department’s Historic Preservation Office said.
Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton, who is currently teetering on the edge of finally being ousted from the primaries, had time enough to comment on the state departments announcement:
“This has to be the craziest news I’ve heard all week. Even though I don’t agree with what Bush has done to our great nation, I have to say that he sure is one of the most memorable presidents we’ve ever had,” a laughing Hillary was quoted as saying on the campaign bus in Indiana after her muted win.