Classy Gig For Ex-President

October 20, 2009 2:25 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush has signed up to be the “special guest speaker” for one of those traveling arena-size motivational speaker extravaganzas:

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Bush’s first “Get Motivated!” gig is next Monday in Fort Worth. He does a second one in December in San Antonio.This is the same “business seminar” series that signed up Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Steve Forbes. Laura Bush is also a speaker. The promoters promise:

Our world-renowned speakers appear LIVE ON-STAGE to provide you a full day of hundreds of proven ideas, formulas and success keys. GET MOTIVATED! is guaranteed to help you and your organization reach new heights of success. You’ll be inspired, enlightened, motivated, trained and entertained by America’s foremost success experts!

George W. Bush, one of “America’s foremost success experts.”

Late Update: I see that National Review‘s Mark Hemingway attended one of the Get Motivated! events in DC in 2007. Apparently, W. isn’t alone among his predecessors:

Past speakers have included Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Gerald Ford. (Bill Clinton does gigs for Tony Robbins’s competing organization at $300,000 a pop–but only in Canada.)

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