Catholic Business Journal writers felt this short piece captured excellently what few others did, namely an inside glimpse at the noble and interesting profession of speech-writing. TIME, by Mary Kate Cary—I joined the Bush-Quayle presidential campaign in the summer of 1988 when I was 25, writing something called the “line of the day”—a one-page memo of catchy facts, stats, anecdotes on whatever the topic of the day was. Once we arrived at the White House, I began ghostwriting magazine articles by the President. I would send him questionnaires through intraoffice mail and he’d handwrite his answers. It was like having a pen pal. I worked my way up to doing more junior speechwriting stuff, like the… Read more>>
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