March 18th, 2009
05:45 PM ET
14 years ago

Bush to deliver first U.S. post-presidency speech in May

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush will make his first domestic post-presidency speech on May 28 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, his spokesman, Rob Saliterman, said Wednesday.

Bush will be speaking to members of the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan. The event will be closed to the media.

Separately, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also will address the economic club on April 30.

Bush delivered remarks in Calgary, Canada, on Tuesday. His spokesman declined to comment on how much Bush was paid, but said the speech was not a fundraiser for the former president's foundation.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. big papa

    It'll be cancelled...

    March 18, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. arithmetic is liberal

    arithmetic's shopping list for May 27:

    three dozen eggs
    one coconut cream pie
    10 lbs. overripe tomatoes
    bus ticket to Benton Harbor

    March 18, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Marla- FL

    Like we care? Good riddance!

    March 18, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. james in s.c.

    i ain't going to believe a word he says!!! he's more crooked than Nixon! Bush and Cheney plus the rest of the cabal should not leave from their caves!!!

    March 18, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. sandee in Portland

    LOL, Bush is going to speak at an economic council. What were these guys thinking to pay him to speak about something he knows absolutely nothing about (economics)!

    March 18, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Steve

    The "closed to the media" was just pre-emptive action by Bush's team. Very few people are interested in hearing anything more from Bush. Had he actually "allowed" the press to attend, very few would have actually shown up.

    I am a former Republican. I can say without reservation that Bush did more damage to his party and the country than any other recent president. He is currently a legend in his own mind, and is in serious need of counselling. This is what happens when you prop up underacheivers as the figureheads of the party. Thank all that is good and decent in the world that he's gone.

    March 18, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. No Hillary = No Obama

    I find it curious that Bush has decided to be quiet about Obama. Wanna make a bet Obama asked him to do this and Bush is obliging.

    March 18, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |