President Barack Obama is seeking to raise more than $1 billion after he leaves office for his presidential library and foundation, making it the most expensive presidential library in history.
By comparison, former President George W. Bush raised somewhere between $250 and $500 million for his namesake library in Texas.
Obama intends for his library to be high-tech and mostly digital, which, I suppose, will make it easier for him to delete records he prefer to keep from the American public.
Wonder where he got that idea?
Though the Chicago library will also feature a special office for Obama, it is unlikely that he will use it very much, as he intends to stay mostly in Washington until his youngest daughter Sasha finishes school, splitting time with the office space at Columbia University in New York that has been offered to him.
Obama has pledged not to actively raise funds for his library while still in office, though money has already started pouring in to fill his coffers.
The library fund has already raised more than $5.4 million, much of it coming from large donors in Chicago.