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Topic - Bill Gavin
Nobody raises their child to be a speechwriter; it's still one of the few working skills most practitioners acquire accidentally while training or studying to be something else. Bill Gavin, the author of this brief but engaging volume of amusing political reminiscences and penetrating rhetorical insights made his accidental entry to presidential speechwriting in 1967, when as a young high school English teacher from a working class, Irish Catholic family in New Jersey, he wrote a letter to Richard Nixon, then a private citizen practicing law in Manhattan.
"I'd really like to hear from the public about this. It's their money," Gavin said. "I'm sure you're going to have some for it and some against it."
Councilman Bill Gavin also said he wanted taxpayer feedback before proceeding.