February 26th, 2010
03:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Laura Bush to deliver speech in Michigan

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/27/art.getty.laura.bush.closeu.jpg caption="Former First Lady Laura Bush will give a paid speech in Michigan in March."](CNN) - Laura Bush will deliver a paid speech to the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan in March, one of select few public appearances the former first lady has made since departing the White House last January.

Her March 16 visit to Benton Harbor, Michigan, a town on Lake Michigan, comes roughly a year after her husband addressed the same group and offered a defense of his administration's use of harsh interrogations tactics.

Laura Bush's remarks aren't likely to be as politically-tinged: The group is promoting the speech by highlighting her record on early childhood development and women's issues.

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will also address the Economic Club in May. Palin and the Bushes are clients of the Washington Speakers Bureau.

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soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Debby

    A former First Lady at her best. Where is the lobster stuffing one we have now. Why isn't she out there giving economic speechs.

    February 26, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Kate

    How can she talk about economics.....she is married to a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. She has never had to live within a budget.
    She has good health insurance, doesn't need a job. Take the money she is going to get for her speech and give it to the poor...oh yeah...that's right, Bushes don't know what poor is and don't care. He proved that with KATRINA.

    February 26, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  3. Leon

    To Andrew Mutabeli Thank you I couldn't have said it better. I can not understand the liberal left even after winning the election their comments became nastier and more personal.
    Dominican mama 4 Obama You wrote "While I'm sitting here at work I am lamenting the fact that I'm supporting your habit with my hard earned tax dollars". You mentioned being at work in other posts the last several days. Isn't this stealing from your employer?

    February 26, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  4. EBC

    PAID Speech

    PAID Speech

    PAID Speech

    That's the operative word. The Bush's must be running short on cash. Oil pumps not pumping enough oil Laura?

    February 26, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. Rasabu

    I hope she sticks to her expertise – library sciences.

    February 26, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. An 8 year old ELEPHANT dung heap, does not transform into compost in just 1 year!

    The shrub releases the "Stepford" wife librarian to speak on economics? They must need the money or maybe she is jealous of Bailin' Palin.

    Hopefully, she will bring up the need to stop at all stop signs and the consequences if you do not.

    February 26, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. m smith

    At least mrs Bush's speach will be classy. Hate to see her glumped with that bimbo Palin. Big difference between those two.

    February 26, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. Badger

    How did she end up with such a tool?

    February 26, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  9. b. o. stinks

    Mrs. Bush,
    Thank you for the class you brought to the White house I wish you and yours the very best

    Thank You

    ps, we wont say anything about bob of lompoc remark about your accident back in your youth and ted kennedy KILLING mayjo and still being elected over and over again yea ol bob there didnt get the benefits of early child development programs and so he follows what ever his slow friends tell him

    February 26, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
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