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Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307464293
Author(s): Matthew Latimer
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dimensions: 168 x 203 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 304

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From a top speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld, this may be the most deliciously candid memoir ever written about official Washingtona laugh-out-loud cri de coeur that shows what can happen to idealism in a town driven by self-interest.

Despite being raised by reliably liberal parents, Matt Latimer is, from an early age, lured by the upbeat themes of the Reagan Revolution and, in the tradition of Mary Tyler Moore, sets off from the Midwest for the big city, determined to "make it after all." In Matt's glory-filled daydreams, he will champion smaller government and greater self-sufficiency, lower taxes and stronger defenseand, by the force of his youthful passion, eradicate do-nothing boondoggleism and lead America to new heights of greatness.
But first he has to find a job.
Like an inside-the-Beltway Dante, Matt chronicles his descent into Washington, D.C., hell, as he snares a series of increasingly loftybut unsatisfyingjobs with powerful figures on Capitol Hill. One boss can't remember basic facts. Another appears to hide from his own staff, barricading himself in his office. When Fate offers Matt a job as chief speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Matt finds he actually "admires" the man (causing his liberal friends to shake their heads in dismay), his youthful passion is Please click here to ask a question
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