VICTORVILLE – Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, joined San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt March 31 at a luncheon event in Victorville.
Mr. Rove, who received a standing ovation from the almost 300 guests at the conclusion of his remarks, said “I like coming to the High Desert because I grew up in the desert.” The Colorado native and transplanted Texan later added that while California has a regulatory system that is hostile to businesses and employers, “There are places like the Victor Valley that have enlightened leadership. They understand how to help business.”
Rove, who was dubbed by Mr. Bush as “The Architect” of his two winning elections, is currently on tour promoting his recently published, best-selling book, Courage and Consequence. The memoir includes candid accounts of some of America’s most turbulent years. It tells how President Bush got to the White House and what happened during his consequential and sometimes controversial presidency.
“I am honored that Karl took the time to join us here in Victorville this afternoon,” said Supervisor Mitzelfelt. “Mr. Rove’s insight and perspective into the world of politics is unmatched, and he was a key witness to history.”