Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Sat Sep 22 2001 - 10:58:59 MDT

At 01:41 PM 9/22/01 +1000, Damien wrote:

>>Two weeks ago, the average North American thought of
>>Bush as somewhat "stupid" and not good with words. I don't think we'll
>>hear *that* sentiment again.
>and Natasha mentioned `his focused and erudite speech'.
>I'm not carping here, but hey, I've watched THE WEST WING, and know a few
>pollies, and I'm pretty sure that Mr Bush did not write those words (he
>wouldn't have had time, apart from anything else). As Shaun notes, he did
>read it with considerable sincerity. Having that skill was part of the
>filter he went through to get the job, of course.

2 points: 1. The 9/11/01 speech was well-written and President Bush's
delivery was exceptional. 2. Presidents have speech writers who put into
writing what the Presidents and their advisers tell them to. In this case,
 President Bush tells the writers what he wants to deliver then reads the
draft and approves it or, if the speech writers misinterpret the sentiment
of the president or his advisors, they have a rewrite.


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