George Bush is set to give his speech since leaving office and it’s pretty much par for the course with him. The media is banned and he’s sticking to safe territory.
What is amusing is that he will not be giving this speech in America. His first post-presidential speech is going to take place in Canada. Calgary to be exact (via Raw Story)
His Mar. 17 speech, to be given before the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, a pro-business group, is expected to draw a private audience of 1,500.
A University of Calgary political science professor told Canadian television: “I think he’s probably nervous about how he’ll be received, and so Calgary’s a safe place.” He noted that the city is pro-American and more conservative than some other Canadian metropolises.
And yet, he said, “There is a lot of anger and there is a sense it was a failed presidency.”
“It’s our understanding it’s one of the first — if not the first — times he’ll speak since leaving office,” the vice-president of public and government affairs at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Geoff Pradella,1 told the network. “I imagine it’ll be a reflection on issues that arose during his time in office, and maybe drawing from that his perspectives on the way forward.”
The man’s pretty much the face for Republicanism so I doubt anyone from the party wants him around as they do their best to once again convince people that “fuck you” is a good way to run a country. I think that has more than anything to do with him heading to the Great White North for his first speech.