Well, it's official: Baylor will not be the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Let's thank God for tender mercies.
Seriously. I know a lot of Baylor folks had their hearts set on this from the beginning, but I can't say I'm sorry in the least. Bush's foreign and domestic policies have not represented the Christian worldview that Baylor attempts to project. It would be embarassing for a moderate Baptist university to have a public policy school named after someone who flagrantly violated the tenets of just war theory, which is the closest the Great Tradition gets to a uniformly "Christian" view of public policy. In the long run, Baylor is much better off without this burden.