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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:15 PM

 

Behind The Scenes: Writing the 2012 State of the Union Address





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Take a look inside the West Wing as the 2012 State of The Union Address is written

The President has been brainstorming with the speechwriters and huddling with the policy team. He's come up with new ideas, rewritten language, and reordered pages. For President Obama, this isn't simply an editing exercise. He's invested in creating the State of the Union because he sees it as his opportunity to take his vision for the country to the American people directly.

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Reply Behind The Scenes: Writing the 2012 State of the Union Address (Original post)
MarkCharles Jan 2012 OP
monmouth Jan 2012 #1
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #2
monmouth Jan 2012 #3
progressoid Jan 2012 #4
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #5
progressoid Jan 2012 #6
Tx4obama Feb 2012 #7
MrSlayer Feb 2012 #8

Response to MarkCharles (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:25 PM

1. What an extraordinary and awesome experience it must be to be a part of this

team. I also cannot help but think back to the day when the typewriter was "it", first drafts were double-spaced, edits inserted here and there, take it back and re-type, again, double-spaced and so on. No copy machines or printers of the sort we enjoy today existed..white out was it. I'm so envious..

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. I have to admit that I remember buying IBM Selectrics ...

 

for my office.

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Response to MarkCharles (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:31 PM

3. Best typewriter ever..n/t

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Response to MarkCharles (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:14 PM

4. Jon Favreau?

Hope he writes better speeches than his last movie.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

5. THIS Jon Favreau has been with Obama since before the election

 

way back to the 2008 campaign. He's dynamite, and Obama knows it. I think he's also about 30..was very young starting out in the W.H.

He was born in 1981. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Favreau_(speechwriter)

"When President Obama assumed office in 2009, Favreau was appointed Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting He became the second youngest chief White House speechwriter on record after James Fallows.] His current salary is $172,200 a year.

Favreau has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine. He ranked 33rd in the GQ "50 Most Powerful in D.C." and featured in the Vanity Fair "Next Establishment" list. Favreau was also one of several Obama administration members in the 2009 "World's Most Beautiful People" issue of People magazine."

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Response to MarkCharles (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:47 PM

6. Ya, I know.

Just trying to make funny. Apparently it didn't work. Just like the other Favreau's "Couples Retreat" movie.

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Response to MarkCharles (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:33 AM

7. K & R n/t

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Response to MarkCharles (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:44 AM

8. Very cool.

 

I'd enjoy working on that with the President.

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