Thursday, January 22, 2009

I wanna be this guy

Yeah sure it's cool being a kettle and all, but what I really want to be is Obama's director of speechwriting. Unfortunately for me that role has already been filled by Jon Favreau, pictured above looking not a day over 27 (which he isn't).

Not since Sam Seaborn and Don Watson have I wanted to be a speechwriter so badly. If I was Jon Favreau I would have:

1. Been born in the '80s,

2. Graduated valedictorian,

3. Participated in some "good-natured fun" involving a cardboard cut-out and the Clintons, and best of all

4. Gotten to hang with the Big O himself and, you know, helped write his inauguration speech. Cool. Wiki quotes The Guardian:
The inaugural speech has shuttled between them [Obama and Favreau] four or five times, following an initial hour-long meeting in which the president-elect spoke about his vision for the address, and Favreau took notes on his computer. Favreau then went away and spent weeks on research. His team interviewed historians and speech writers, studied periods of crisis, and listened to past inaugural orations. When ready, he took up residence in a Starbucks in Washington and wrote the first draft.
He had me right up until Starbucks. I wonder if McCain has any openings?


squib said...

5. Have beautifully tszujed and pressed shirt cuffs and collar

Rosie said...

Maybe the Starbucks in Washington serve the same kind of watered down pretend-coffee they sell here in Australia? Maybe they're customer-free and quiet as libraries? :)

Alpha Whale said...

mmm yeah, lets get political.

Kettle said...

1. Hi squib, it's really all about the tszujing :)

2. Rosie, the Starbucks Library makes perfect sense!

3. Whale, see 1.