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Karl Rove in my backyard on December 3

Looks like one of the Bush Sith Lords is coming down my way. Karl Rove will speak at Duke on December 3. [That’s Russ’s handiwork at left.]

Karl Rove, a former senior staff member of the Bush administration, will speak from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 3 in Duke University’s Page Auditorium.

“A Conversation With Karl Rove” will be moderated by Duke political science professor Peter Feaver. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Page Auditorium Box Office. There is a $3 service fee for reserving tickets online.

Rove, the former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President Bush and the architect of Bush’s two successful presidential campaigns, resigned from the White House on Aug. 31. Among the topics to be explored are the future of American politics, the 2008 presidential election and emerging challenges for the country both at home and abroad.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Duke community to hear first-hand from one of the most consequential political figures in American public life,” said Feaver, who recently ended a two-year term on the White House’s National Security Council. “Karl Rove has had a remarkable career and has figured prominently in most of the major political events of the past seven years. I expect there will be great interest in his visit and in what he has to say.”

The folks at BlueNC are having fun with the prospect of protesting Karl’s visit.

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