Washington, DC -- Construction continues on the George W. Bush Monument and Triumphal Arch, and is still slated for completion January 20, 2009. The monument was suggested by Bush a year ago, and, with his backing, was approved and signed into law. The monument is being constructed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and will sit astride the main entrance to the Capitol Building.
"It will be a gateway to the hallowed halls of Congress," remarked Bush, "and remind all those who pass under it that I am the One True Master."
Though the idea had strong opposition from many in congress, Bush bypassed congress altogether, citing the Monument was not actually a " formal declaration of construction", but is a "short-term construction action" which does not need congressional approval. Bush expects that his 20 foot bust will be hoisted into place on top of the arch by mid-2008, with the God-the-Father statue cradling him in it's arms shortly thereafter.