The Bush boys will be ducking come Saturday night: In Crawford, Texas, President Bush, his dad, former President George H.W. Bush, and his brother Jeb, former Florida governor, will be roasted by their wives at a Republican National Committee fundraiser. The Saturday event is expected to raise a whopping $3.5 million from 500 guests in part because of the unusual angle. "Nothing like this with the three of them there and their wives roasting them has ever taken place," said a party adviser.
While details are sketchy, the roast is expected to take place at a ranch near the president's retreat in Crawford. Despite his low poll numbers, Bush has been raising mountains of money for the RNC, which is outraising the Democratic Party by a wide margin. Much of the money he is helping to raise will be spent on the McCain campaign effort by the RNC. Also, Republican officials tell Whispers that they plan to report that the RNC has over $31 million cash on hand as of March 31.
By Paul Bedard