When Bush retires, his Presidential Library will be located at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The plan to add the Bush Policy Institute has run into some opposition on campus for fear that SMU will lose its reputation for academic independence and become identified with this administration's political ideology. Critics cited the Hoover Institution, a right-wing think tank founded by the retired Republican president at Stanford University, as an unwelcome precedent. ABC's Mike von Fremd took A Closer Look: SMU "should be so lucky" that its Institute could emulate Hoover, a foreign policy professor told him.
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