MySweetCharity does not do politics. However. . . no, we’re not going to start accepting candidate ads or taking sides. . . but in this big election year, The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is starting to look like a Hall of Fame for political brains. But what could you expect when Barbara Bush’s grandchildren, Amanda and George P. Bush, are hosting the event?
U.S. Senator Marco Antonio Rubio, the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. He previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one, he’s the subject of widespread interest and speculation. Senator Rubio will share excerpts from his acclaimed biography, An American Son, in which he tells of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American success story.
- Political commentator Nicolle Wallaceis a bestselling author and political commentator who appears regularly on news programs such as ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity and “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Wallace, who served as communications chief for George W. Bush’s White House and re-election campaign, was credited with “injecting a tremendous amount of realism” into White House deliberations. She also served as Senior Advisor to the McCain-Palin 2008 Presidential campaign. Her most recent novel, It’s Classified, reveals the intrigue and drama that go on behind the closed doors of the White House and opens up a world to which few have access.
This is like hearing John Madden‘s comments after the Super Bowl in person, or listening to Anna Wintour‘s reviews firsthand after Fashion Week.
What’s that? Seems like it’s a conservative menu. How quickly we forget! The Democrats are represented. Why, they were the first to be announced — author Kathryn McGarr wrote The Whole Damn Deal about her great uncle Robert “Bob” Strauss, who was the legendary head of the Democratic Party. Her grandmother was no slouch either. She was Mayor Annette Strauss.
Why, even the British leadership is represented at this year’s event. Biographer Sally Bedell Smith, who wrote Elizabeth The Queen, will be part of the evening.
This event is always one that everyone walks away from patting themselves on the back for getting their tickets early for the conversation, dinner, and books that are given out as favors.
What’s especially fun is learning how much in awe the authors are to be in each other’s presence.
Here’s a thought: If you know someone who loves reading, history and/or politics, a ticket or two would be a perfect holiday gift. You won’t have to gift wrap it or face the mall crowds. Plus, you’ll get the darn gift giving thing over before Thanksgiving.
As more details arrive, they’ll be posted. Sorry, but have to go buy Marco’s and Nicolle’s books.
Photos provided by The Barbara Bush Foundation for Reading