Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘The Speechwriter’ tells the story of a disgraced governor’s former scribe

There are 8,000,000 mischiefs perpetrated in the halls of government each year, none naked, all gassy. In the clear and resounding words of Barton Swaim The Speech Writer: “The trick was to use as many words as possible with as many interpretations as possible,” whether it was a piece of …

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Speechwriter will make you love Mark Sanford and hate the author

When I was hired to write speeches for a senator a few years ago, I knew a former White House speechwriter Reagan. His only advice: “You’ll think you were hired for your talent with words. That’s not what you’re here for, it’s a management job. You have to keep all …

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