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Former Bush Advisor Karl Rove to Headline Desert Christian Academy Gala

The man often dubbed the "architect" behind of George W. Bush’s two successful campaigns for the White House will speak for the local school in March.

Former President George W. Bush's top adviser Karl Rove will speak at Desert Christian Academy's annual gala and auction on March 2, it was announced Tuesday.

The gala at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, which includes an auction, is the primary fundraiser for the school's Tuition Assistance Program, which enables students of any socioeconomic background to attend Desert Christian, according to school spokeswoman Tara Bravo.

Last year, Laura Bush was the headliner.

Rove served as Bush's senior adviser from 2000 to 2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. After working at the White House, Rove was a contributor to Fox News and supported Republican candidates around the country.

He wrote New York Times bestseller "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight" and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other publications. He serves on the University of Texas Chancellor's Council Executive Committee and on the board of trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

"We are absolutely delighted that Mr. Rove has agreed to come and share his story at our annual auction this year," said Dave Fulton, Desert Christian Academy founder and head of school. "Whether you agree with his politics or not, he will provide an extraordinary message, and is a great example of a person putting his principles first in life."

More than 60 percent of students enrolled at Desert Christian receive financial assistance, which the school spends nearly $1 million on each year, according to Bravo.

Tickets start at $150 and are available by calling (760) 345-2848 or going to www.desertchristianacademy.org.

-- City News Service

Linda Davis February 13, 2013 at 05:28 AM
Fabulous! Should be a great event.
EricAppleworthy February 13, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I wonder how many black, Hispanic and gay students attend this school.
Robert Abrami February 13, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Karl Rove. Are you kidding? The man fell apart of FOX when he realied that Romney lost.
Robert Abrami February 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I think Karl Rover is one of the most destructive human beings in American politics. He and members of the Tea Party had destroyed the credibility of the Republican Party.
channing brown February 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Old W had it right when he dubbed him "Turd Blossom:..
Slim Jim February 14, 2013 at 05:38 AM
$150 a ticket? You'd have to pay me at least $1,000 to attend this but only if I could wear my headset and listen to my ipod during his talk. What, Ted Nugent wasn't available?
Robert Abrami February 14, 2013 at 07:40 AM
When do these people stop? I watched the GOP response to the President's SOTUA speech and had to see the Savior of the GOP Marco Rubio. He was sweating, scared and then the bit with the water bottle. Too much. Oh yes Ted Nugent. Crazier than most and still invited to be at the SOTUA address. Incredible!
Roland Alden February 14, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Karl Rove is not a legitimate actor in American politics. It is disturbing that parents would showcase him to their children as a role model. The principal is wrong about one thing; it is the school, not Rove, that is sending an "extraordinary message".
Albert G February 15, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Accurate assessment, Mr. Alden!
Marty Davis February 19, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Sound like a bunch of leaners, rove like many you ridicule, is a lifter! Sitting in the cheap seats knocking someone personally just because he doesn't have the same open is telling! Rove will teach kids much in his visit Lets start with cutting your own path of success through hard work and education like Mr Rove did !

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