I spend almost all my effort with this blog talking about academic alumni associations and the schools they support. Once or twice, I've mentioned corporate alumni associations.
Now there's a new category to cover: government alumni associations.
The Bush-Cheney Alumni Association is the first I've seen for people who worked for a presidential (or gubernatorial) administration, as staff members, interns or volunteers. I searched for a similar organization for Clinton administration alumni but came up empty. If you know of other, similar organizations and their activities, leave a comment.
I heard about the Bush-Cheney site when Inside Higher Ed described it in its Quick Takes section Monday, and drew attention to the site's description of "the Bush Record." As of today, this section featured the following variety of reading choices for historical perspective:
"More Praise for President’s Accomplishments"
"Praise Continues for President’s Accomplishments"
Obviously, the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association is going to promote the work of its namesakes, so it's not surprising that documents praising their achievements would be available for download. The three files comprise well over 200 pages of essays, editorials, and encomiums that laud the administration's work.
But as seriously as I want to treat this, I am still amused by the straight-faced delivery of the documents' titles. Click image to view in separate window: