Good article in the New Yorker about George W. Bush’s loyal speechwriter Michael Gerson. Speechwriters are an interesting breed since their choice of words can literally shape a vision or policy or attitude. Gerson was the one who choice the phrase "axis of evil," a phrase that has stuck with Bush for years.
Someday I will read a serious memoir by a presidential or corporate speechwriter; in the meantime, I’ll make do with having one of my favorite books Clinton & Me on my shelf. Mark Katz was the humor speechwriter for Clinton and Core and is absolutely hilarious.