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.