by Moody Adams Lamar White, Jr. wrote, “According to reporters Billy Gunn and Karina Vailes of The Town Talk, Louisiana College, the small Southern Baptist institution in Pineville, Louisiana, apparently considered asking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait for $70 million, $35 million per country, in order to help fund the creation of the George H.W. Bush School of Medicine.
A document was posted on the Save Our LC Internet message board, which said the medical school would be “A Public/Private International Model of (the) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, State of Louisiana & Louisiana College.”
Louisiana College officials said the document was stolen and put on the website, which states that the school would be named after former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who spoke at the school. Officials claimed President Bush was never informed about their intentions.
The local newspaper, The Town Talk commented, “Weird. The whole thing is just weird.”