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Former President George W. Bush to speak in Wichita Nov. 3

June 3, 2011


The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that former President George W. Bush will speak at the annual meeting Nov. 3.

Bush’s speech will focus on stories from his new book, “Decision Points,” including his experience on Sept. 11, 2001, his position on weapons of mass destruction and his decision to become sober.

The annual meeting is at Century II in Wichita. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Bush will speak from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets range from $45 to $125 and can be ordered online at

Because of increased security for the event, the meeting will have unique ticketing terms and conditions. For a complete list, visit


Mike Ford 2 years, 10 months ago

a dummy speaking in dummyland ro dummies with amnesia when it comes to the culpability of an idiot getting a pass from priceless...


1983Hawk 2 years, 10 months ago

"W made his own fortune."


Dude, do you have the vaguest idea who his grandfather and father were and how Dubya was set for life with trust funds and the like the day he was born? (Not to mention later being set up in the oil industry thanks to his family connections.)

Kind of different life narrative when you compare Prescott Bush and GHW Bush with the paternal grandfathers and fathers of Clinton and Obama, dontcha think?


1983Hawk 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, indeedy. How perceptive of you to note that Dubya and the missus "did well" financially. Made their money the old fashioned way - inherited it. Too bad the Clintons and Obamas couldn't have similarly been born on third base thinking they'd hit a triple.


Kyle Neuer 2 years, 10 months ago

Collecting a payoff check from the Kochs?


beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

I would not pay to hear a former president speak, be it Clinton, Carter or both Bushes. Paying to hear a speech should be reserved for political fundraisers, not just speaking to the people.

That said, I hope people get their money's worth. If it were free I would absolutely want to hear a former President of the United States of America speak! I disagreed with much of Bush's policies, criticized him while he was in office and feel his administration did far more harm than good for the country and the world, but I would still show him the respect a former president deserves and would want to hear him speak -- I'm just not paying for it.


pizzapete 2 years, 10 months ago

Well he does have a lot of explaining to do.


goodcountrypeople 2 years, 10 months ago

Like attracts like! The speaking locale suits his character. Wichita teems with corruption worse than what Lawrence seems full of and so does our former president. He has even been advised not to leave the country because he might be arrested. Plenty of Kansans obviously have no problem with torture or garden-variety terrorism of their fellow citizens though.


UNIKU 2 years, 10 months ago

Will Cheney be speaking for him at this event too?


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 10 months ago

"Because of increased security for the event, the meeting will have unique ticketing terms and conditions."

Translation-- if you don't check out as a Bush supporter, you don't get in.


RuralWanderer 2 years, 10 months ago

We already ordered our tickets. Excited to go!


thebcman 2 years, 10 months ago

wonder how long after his prez gig ended that he decided to become sober?


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