PORTLAND, Maine (8/4/10)--Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer will be keynote speaker Sept. 15 at the Maine Credit Union League's Annual Legislative Forum in Freeport, announced the league. Fleischer served as press secretary under former President George W. Bush and was spokesman during the historical presidential race recount; the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; two wars; and the anthrax attack, said the league's August newsletter, News&Views. For conference attendees, he will analyze the latest news out of Washington and discuss the obstacles and opportunities the Obama administration has in moving its agenda, as well as Hill issues that will affect the 2010 midterm elections and beyond. Prior to joining the Bush campaign, Fleischer was national spokesman and communications director for Elizabeth Dole's presidential campaign, and also served as communications director for the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is now president of Air Fleischer Communications Inc.