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Karl Rove to speak at Sarasota GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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The man George W. Bush affectionately – I think – nicked named “Turd Blossom,” will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24.

Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname – a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know … – but Bush also owes Rove for devising the “strategery” that took Bush from the owner’s box at Texas Rangers baseball games, to the Governor’s Mansion in Austin and eventually to the White House.

Now a member of the media – he contributes to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek – Rove will bring his insights to the GOP fund-raiser at the Sarasota Hyatt.

Tickets are $150 each, and the first 200 ticket-buyers will get an autographed copy of Rove’s new book, “Courage and Consequence.”

All the details are available here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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