Thursday, January 24

Inspiration to the Young

The 26-year-old speech writer for Barack Obama:

Mr. Favreau, or Favs, as everyone calls him, looks every bit his age,
with a baby face and closely shorn stubble. And he leads a team of two
other young speechwriters: 26-year-old Adam Frankel, who worked with John F. Kennedy’s adviser and speechwriter Theodore C. Sorensen
on his memoirs, and Ben Rhodes, who, at 30, calls himself the “elder
statesman” of the group and who helped write the Iraq Study Group
report as an assistant to Lee H. Hamilton.

I have to say that I was impressed by his Iowa speech for its rhetorical height.