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Matthew Latimer,: Speech-Less : Tales of a White House Survivor

Speech-Less : Tales of a White House Survivor


From a top speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld, this may be the most deliciously candid memoir ever written about official Washington a laugh-out-loud cri de coeur that shows what can happen to idealism in a town driven by self-interest. Despite being raised by reliably liberal parents, Matt Latimer is, from an early age, lured by the upbeat themes of the Reagan Revolution and, in the tradition of Mary Tyler Moore, sets off from the Midwest for the big city, determined to "make it after all." In Matt's glory-filled daydreams, he will champion smaller government and greater self-sufficiency, lower taxes and stronger defense and, by the force of his youthful passion, eradicate do-nothing boondoggleism and lead America to new heights of greatness. But first he has to find a job. Like an inside-the-Beltway Dante, Matt chronicles his descent into Washington, D.C., hell, as he snares a series of increasingly lofty but unsatisfying jobs with powerful figures on Capitol Hill. One boss can't remember basic facts. Another appears to hide from his own staff, barricading himself in his office. When Fate offers Matt a job as chief speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Matt finds he actually "admires" the man (causing his liberal friends to shake their heads in dismay), his youthful passion is renewed. But Rummy soon becomes a pinata for the press, and the Department of Defense is revealed as alarmingly dysfunctional. Eventually, Matt lands at the White House, his heart aflutter with the hope that, here at last, he can fulfill his dream of penning words that will become part of history "and" maybe pick up some cool souvenirs. But reality intrudes once again. More like "The Office" than "The West Wing, " the nation's most storied office building is a place where the staffers who run the country are in way over their heads, and almost everything the public has been told about the major players Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Rove is wrong. Both a rare behind-the-scenes account that boldly names the fools and scoundrels, and a poignant lament for the principled conservatism that disappeared during the Bush presidency, "Speech-less" will forever change the public's view of our nation's capital and the people who joust daily for its power. "From the Hardcover edition.""

What shall we do?' said Twoflower. 'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer - in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite - circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind of its own. Which is Speech-Less : Tales of a White House Survivor ebook pdf a shame because that's all there is... In the defense of steampunk comes a literary adventure unlike anything you've read before. 1908, New Venice: An ominous black airship hovers in the sky, and the city is hunting for the author of a radical pamphlet calling for revolt. The lead suspect is Brentford Orsini, one of the city's most prominent figures. As the net around him tightens, Orsini receives a mysterious message from a long-lost love that compels him to act.

Author: Matthew Latimer,
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Published Date: 07 Sep 2010
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780307464293
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