Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Babs Bush to mingle among the great unwashed in Salem

Does that blog title sound disdainful?


Statesman Journal:

Barbara Bush is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the MedAssist program of Marion and Polk counties. MedAssist provides prescription drugs to low-income, uninsured people at no cost.

Dean Larsen, the executive director of the Marion-Polk Medical Society, confirmed that the first lady will speak April 21 at the Salem Conference Center.

"She will talk about philanthropy and volunteerism and how it's important to the health of communities," Larsen said.

Tickets for the event are $125 a pop.

Presumably, Babs won't be making comments on how well things are working out for low income or destitute Oregonians, as she did for victims of Hurricane Katrina

Apparently Babs' little chat about philantropy and volunteerism doesn't quite extend to herself, as she's receiving a fee for her trouble. The amount is thus far undisclosed.

No word on whether the flying monkeys will also be in attendance.