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Christopher Buckley: Once a Speechwriter, Always a Speechwriter


Today on Uncommon Knowledge, I ask Christopher Buckley to do what he did back when he and I—he the chief, I his lieutenant—served as speechwriters for Vice President George H. W. Bush:  Rate the most important discourses of the day.

Herewith, the author of a dozen hilarious novels on life in Washington, D.C.—including, most recently, Supreme Courtship—grades the oratory of Barack Obama, John McCain, Joseph Biden, and Sarah Palin.

Who scores highest?  Hint:  It’s a she.

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