From COMM 455 student Brian Farrell:

David Cook’s profile of Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson (left) in the Christian Science Monitor mentions Harding’s hiring of JW in 1921. Note how Cook characterizes this decision: “The White House has had a resident speechwriter since Judson Welliver was hired as ‘literary clerk’ to assist the scandal-besieged Warren Harding in 1921.” What’s wrong with Cook’s telling of the story? 

Also, William Safire identifies Welliver in his discussion of the use of alliteration (including the phrase “founding fathers”) by Harding and JW wrote an article in the Baltimore Sun.

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