Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and President Bush’s chief ally in the war against Iraq, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Al Smith Dinner.
The 62nd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a major charity event for the Archdiocese of New York, will be Oct. 18 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Right now, he’s special envoy to the Middle East for the so-called “quartet.”
The last British PM to address the Smith dinner was a guy named Winston Churchill, who did it in 1947.
The dinner is $1,000 a ticket, with proceeds going to Catholic charities across NY.