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Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivorby Matthew Latimer
Synopses & Reviews
LEADING CONSERVATIVES PRAISE LATIMER'S
New Book by Former Bush Administration Writer Hailed by Right
Probably the most important political book of the year... Matt is] one heck of a great conservative. It seems to me it is] getting a very good reaction from conservatives around the country... The last time I read a book that was this funny was Christopher Buckley's White House Mess.
Jed Babbin, Editor, Human Events
Latimer comes across as honest...He's a deft writer, and has a good eye and a nice turn of phrase. You may find yourself surprised by what he has to report. I was. ... Let me simply admit that I was darned entertained by Speech-less...Latimer's contribution to the White House memoir] shelf is welcome and worthy.
--Christopher Buckley, bestselling writer and commentator
It's a good read... quite frankly, the stories are funny
Pat Buchanan, MSNBC news analyst and contributor
Lots of people write accounts of their time at the White House. Virtually no one has done it as well... This book is excellent: funny, sensible, informative, interesting as hell, and beautifully written. If only there had been more Matt Latimers in the Bush administration.
Tucker Carlson, Fox News analyst, former co-host of CNN's Crossfire
Matt Latimer's hilarious account reads like political satire, except it's all true...Latimer's description of government bureaucracy should be framed and placed in every government office... completely accurate and completely hilarious.
Ann Coulter, Best-selling Author and Fox News analyst
It's fair to say that President Bush left office having disappointed many conservatives, despite his success at keeping the American homeland free from terrorist attack for seven years after 9/11... Mr. Bush said, 'but I redefined the Republican Party.' That may have been true, but how well did that work out for the Republican Party?
John Fund, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal
G]ives Republicans in particular a lot to think about if they ever hope to reclaim power...Even more than the messages this book conveys, at its heart this is a compelling story about idols who sometimes disappoint you...
Stephen F. Hayes, Senior Writer Weekly Standard, Fox News contributor
A lot of really positive things about President Bush in this book... I like knowing more about what's happening in these halls of power. And as a conservative, ... I'm fascinated by this because this can't happen again to the Republican Party. This party can't go down this road of big spending... That's not conservatism. Matt Latimer, Speech-less... Be your own judge. Pick it up and check it out and don't believe everything necessarily that you're hearing.
Laura Ingraham, Host, The Laura Ingraham Show
A lot of conservatives that have read Matt's] book have
A former speechwriter for George W. Bush describes his idealistic dream of working for a conservative president, the reality of political life in Washington, D.C., and the series of increasingly prestigious jobs that took him to the White House but left him disillusioned.
FP 80,000. From a former speechwriter to former President Bush - and featuring a wry, spill-the-beans sensibility reminiscent of Michael Lewis' LIAR'S POKER - this is both a jaw-dropping account of official Washington and an eyewitness narrative of life inside the Bush White House. SPEECH-LESS will forever change the public's view of the nation's capital and the people who joust daily for the prizes it offers. Matt Latimer was one of President Bush's top speechwriters from March 2007 to October 2008. He was also chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for three years.
About the Author
\MATT LATIMER was one of President Bush's top speechwriters from March 2007 to October 2008. He was also chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for three years.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Where's Goofy? — Shining city on a hill — "One catastrophic gaffe a week" — The purse boys — Rummy — "I'm going to die with these dummies" — The cleaners — The real West Wing — The secret speechwriters society — The mayor of control — Going wobbly — Final delusions.
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