David-litt not many people can claim that they landed their first post-college job as a 24-year-old speechwriter and joke writer for the president of the united states, which is just part of what makes david litt's new book thanks, obama: my hopey, changey white house years, out today, so fascinating. David litt says writing speeches and jokes for former president obama was often a delicate task: there's a whole industry of people trying to take your words out of context.
Obama communications aide robert gibbs, who had worked for kerry's campaign, recommended favreau to obama as an excellent writer, and in 2005 he began working for barack obama in his united states senate office, before joining obama's presidential campaign as chief.
David litt spent nearly four years as a speechwriter for barack obama—first on the democratic national committee during the 2012 re-election campaign, and then in the white house in a new book, thanks, obama—my hopey, changey white house years, litt describes the rollercoaster ride of helping. An ex-speechwriter for former president obama apparently dressed as jared kushner for halloween, and handcuffed himself to his wife, who dressed as ivanka trump.
Cody keenan is a speechwriter, and the former director of speechwriting for president barack obama keenan studied political science at northwestern university after graduation, he worked in the senate office of ted kennedy, before studying for a master's in public policy at the harvard kennedy school after graduation. David litt, who landed a dream job as a speechwriter for the obama administration at just 24 years old, is not that kind of operative his new book, “ thanks obama: my hopey, changey white house years,” is an amusing, honest and self-deprecating look at being a less-heralded staffer in the white house.
And what the job taught me about rejecting trumpism.