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From a Thompson Speechwriter


Soon after posting a few words of praise for a Fred Thompson commentary (see below), I received an email from one of Thompson’s speechwriters–who, in the honorable old tradition of the craft, wishes to remain anonymous:

In fact FDT writes many of his commentaries on his own, and has done the initial drafts on his three, major upcoming political speeches [one of which is the address to the Lincoln Club of Orange County that Thompson will deliver this Friday]. These are his ideas, his words. He gets some help, but not much.  He thinks this stuff through carefully, his Federalism article two weeks ago being a exhibit A.  He worked through that for a weekend before putting pen to pad.

To repeat my original post:  impressive. 



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