Makers of major speeches: You will get your reward in heaven
January 18, 2011
“As a speechwriter in the Bush White House, one of the first speeches I was asked to be part of was the State of the Union Address,” wrote Matt Latimer on Fox News Insider on the eve of this year’s SOTU. “I thought it was the most important speech the President of the United States would deliver all year, and believed the process of writing it would be challenging, exciting, even fun.
“When I shared these thoughts with my fellow speechwriters, they laughed. ‘The State of the Union is the worst speech we do all year,’ my boss declared.”
Latimer proceeded to describe the likely 10-week process, which is arduous even to read about, let alone participate in. The piece should be shown to everyone who thinks he or she wants to write in the White House.
Then again …