The man George W. Bush affectionately - I think - nicked named "Turd Blossom," will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24.
Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname - a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know ... - but Bush also owes Rove for devising the "strategery" that took Bush from the owner's box at Texas Rangers baseball games, to the Governor's Mansion in Austin and eventually to the White House.
Now a member of the media - he contributes to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek - Rove will bring his insights to the GOP fund-raiser at the Sarasota Hyatt.
Tickets are $150 each, and the first 200 ticket-buyers will get an autographed copy of Rove's new book, "Courage and Consequence."
All the details are available here.
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