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George Will to keynote Raleigh Chamber meeting

Posted September 17, 2012

— George Will, a columnist and Pulitzer Prizer winner for the Washington Post, is the headline speaker for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Tuesday.

The program begins at 5:15 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center.

In his speech, Will plans to discuss North Carolina's key position as a battleground state in the 2012 presidential election.

Also at the meeting, the Chamber will present its A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award to O. Temple Sloan Jr., chairman of General Parts International, Inc.



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  • hardycitrus Sep 18, 2012

    One of George Will's favorite themes is calling Social Security "the welfare state"

  • unc70 Sep 17, 2012

    I have heard Will speak to a high-level international organization. One of the most rambling disorganized presentations I have ever witnessed in person. The only redeeming aspect was watching the reactions by those listening in translation. The Japanese could follow the extended, convoluted baseball analogies about as well as the rest of us (not very well!), but those listening in French were totally baffled.

    Otherwise, not worth trying to decipher whatever smug, self-congratulatory points he was trying to make.

  • ponosbybrittobe Sep 17, 2012

    Wills speaking fee is 40K+ with emphasis on the plus. The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce could do some real good with 40 K+ in Raleigh. Instead, after the speech, they will know what they already knew and nothing will have changed except Will grossed a a median US family income in an afternoon. Terrific business case!