KENTUCKY (3/22/12) – On Wednesday, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced that its Seventh Business Summit and Annual Meeting, presented by Bingham Greenbaum Doll, will culminate with a presentation by representatives of both sides of the political spectrum. Washington D.C. insiders Paul Begala, a democrat and CNN political analyst, and William Kristol, a republican and regular on Fox News Sunday, will present their opinionated views of the fall’s presidential and congressional elections.
“We are honored that Paul Begala and William Kristol will provide our Annual Meeting’s keynote address,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “The 2012 election process will be in full swing this July, so there will be no shortage of topics for these political pundits to debate.”
Begala served as a counselor to President Clinton during his administration. During that time, he helped define the Administration’s agenda. Begala and James Carville – who, along with Mary Matalin, provided the Business Summit’s keynote address in 2006 – served as senior strategists for the Clinton-Gore Presidential Campaign in 1992. He has also helped direct the political strategy of numerous other campaigns across the country and around the world. He is the author of several books, including Is our Children Learning? The Case Against George W. Bush.
Kristol is the editor of the Washington-based political magazine The Weekly Standard and an occasional columnist for The Washington Post. He led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shaped the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican Congressional victory. Prior to that, he served as the chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and to former Secretary of Education William Bennett. He is the author of The War Over Iraq: America’s Mission and Saddam’s Tyranny.
Now in its seventh year, the Business Summit and Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 16 and 17 in Louisville, provides an opportunity for business leaders throughout the Commonwealth to discuss issues related to the local, national and international economies. The Kentucky Chamber’s signature event has brought to the stage journalists and political analysts such as Tucker Carlson, Donna Brazile, George Will, the late Tim Russert, Ted Koppel and Bob Woodward. Additional speakers for the two-day Business Summit, a progressive, think tank event, will be announced in the weeks to come. Visit www.kychamber.com/businesssummit for more details or to register.
Information provided by Jessica Fletcher
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