Future Bush residence problematic

DALLAS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Political observers say setting up a post-presidency home for U.S. President George W. Bush is problematic due to security concerns.

While first lady Laura Bush says the family may to be headed to Dallas after the presidential changeover on Jan. 20, preparing a final destination is no simple task on such short notice, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram said Sunday.


Southern Methodist University political science professor Cal Jillson said while the Bush family could immediately live at its ranch in Crawford, Texas, a Dallas home would require more preparation time.

"There would be a lot of activity to get such a place ready for the post-presidential family," the professor at the Dallas college said. "That requires a lot of security, and that can't happen in the time that remains."

But Bruce Buchanan, a University of Texas at Austin government professor, said wherever the Bush family resides, there likely will be a feeling of pride among area residents.

"There tends to be a lot of pride in having a former president in a community, a state, even if it was a controversial president," Buchanan told the Star-Telegram.


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