We’ve all had times when we have had a document to prepare – a skeleton that seems to grow in size and weight until it could only be the skeleton of a mammoth or terrible lizard, a position statement where your position makes no sense, a case summary where you feel like you are loading ammunition into other people’s guns for them, perhaps even a best man’s speech (hi Shah).
Having found this, I will try not to bitch about having a different document to prepare. This was a speech that William Safire was asked to write for President Nixon. (I already like William Safire, because he argues that it is wrong to say that “Jim munched a hot dog” because you can’t munch anything that doesn’t make a crunching noise)
At the time, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were on the moon and the world was watching. The third…
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