Kasey Pipes, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, delivered a luncheon address at the Hauenstein Center's conference, "George W. Bush: Legacy and Lessons." Pipes spoke on "The Challenging Times and Tough Choices of President George W. Bush."Kasey S. Pipes is an author and biographer. His first book, "Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality," was released in February 2007 by World Ahead Publishing and became an Amazon.com national bestseller. The Wall Street Journal praised the book as a "highly readable and credible account of Eisenhower's struggle with race and civil rights" and George F. Will called it a "mind-opening book." Kasey's political writings have appeared in Politico, Realclearpolitics.com and World Magazine. And he is now a special contributor to The Dallas Morning News.Previously, Kasey spent ten years in politics as a communications and policy advisor. In 2006, he served as chief campaign speechwriter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to that, he served President George W. Bush for five years. In 1999, he began writing speeches for the Bush for President Campaign. From 2001-03 he wrote speeches in the Bush White House. And in 2004, he was chief author of the National Republican Party Platform.Before joining President Bush's staff, Kasey served as senior legislative assistant and director of communications for Congresswoman Kay Granger. He began his career as a college intern in the California office of former President Ronald Reagan.Throughout his career, Kasey has written speeches and provided policy advice for other public figures including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Bob Dole, Commerce Secretary Don Evans and Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman.
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