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"You're not there yet, but keep going. You've got to find something the voters like."
"It's a good speech - just a couple of points that need obfuscation."
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"I'm not spinning - I'm contextualizing."
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Sally, Jim - you'll handle daily speech writing. Vince, as usual, will be in charge of attack ads.'
"I don't actually write his speeches - I just nuance them."
How to Deal With Trump's Tweets
"It was either the knish in Coney Island, the cannoli in Little Italy, or that divinity fudge in Westchester."
"Do us all a favor, Goodwin. Keep the baloney in your speeches but out of your sandwiches."
"You have no scruples whatsoever, and would hack into people's emails, tax returns...have you considered a career as a political advisor?"
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"The main body of this Inaugural Address is great, but he wants a happier ending."
"The President wants a calm, measured, evenhanded speech that kicks some serious butt."
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"Im going to admit to the affair, and then I'm going to deny it. Let me know which is more convincing."
"Remember, tear him to shreds, but don't go negative."
"What I did wasn't really influence peddling, it was influence rental."
'The press is ready for you, Mr. President. Please tell me that you didn't eat your speech again.'
'Ms. Dunn, I'd like you to go over my speech - just make sure it doesn't start World War III.'
"Oh, everyone in this campaign is bilingual. We all can talk out of both sides of our mouths."
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'The Senator is not in. He threw out his back trying to reach across the aisle.'
"Please find another way to portray me as an honest politician who tells the truth!"
'Looks like I'm going to have a few spare minutes. See if you can find something for me to tax.'
"He's from the U.N. . . . you can tell by the bureaucrats who came with him."
'The governor would like a word with you.'
Even Long-Serving Politicians Need Good Assistants.
"Mr. President, we think you should get rid of your teleprompter and get a karaoke machine."