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WRCOG Calls On Former President Bush To Be Keynote Speaker

Among the local cities that belong to WRCOG are Canyon Lake, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar.

Former President George W. Bush will speak on leadership and international issues to Riverside-area government leaders in June, with local businesses picking up a fee estimated to top $100,000, it was reported today.

America's latest former president is slated to address the Western Riverside Council of Governments' (WRCOG) 22nd annual General Assembly on June 13, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

According to the newspaper, Bush will be the keynote speaker.

Seventeen cities, two water districts and the Riverside County government belong to the council. Among the local cities that belong to WRCOG are Canyon Lake, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar. The delegates will get to ask Bush questions touching on how international affairs affect western Riverside County, executive director Rick Bishop told the newspaper.

Bush's contract prevents the government agency from disclosing his speaking fee, Bishop said. No taxpayer funds will be used to pay him, he told the Press-Enterprise.

The newspaper reported that Bush has earned at least $15 million in speaking fees since leaving the White House, and charges between $100,000 and $150,000 per event.

The speech will be at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, the newspaper reported. It counted nine presidential trips to the Inland Empire during the younger Bush's presidency. --City News Service and Toni McAllister contributed to this report.

Janet Unruh April 03, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Amen Martha. I could not agree more :)
Ken Mayes April 03, 2013 at 04:19 PM
The United States of America fell into the crapper way back in the 1930's when the Feds started printing funny money and government started manipulating the natural order of capitalism's cycles in an effort to smooth things out, all this did was make the high's higher and the low's lower.
Winchester Collection April 03, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Interesting that a Bush is resurfacing in our area. I remember the REO's scam the Bush family pulled on Temecula. I believe they were the family that let Temeku into REO and stuck the taxpayers with the bill. Of course before it became temeku community.
Ken Mayes April 04, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Fact, other real estate owned (OREO) came into being in 1979 under the Carter Administration by way of 12 USC 29.
Winchester Collection April 06, 2013 at 11:04 AM
I am unaware that Carter or any other president stuck the region with thier debt except except the bushes. I am not commentjng tobash I am commenting just to state avfact that via poor speculative real estate investing the bushes stuck it to the tax payers. Reo.

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