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William Safire
(1929-2009) born on
Dec 17
US journalist, author. He is a political columnist for the "NY Times," 1973-; speech writer for Richard Nixon; won Pulitzer, 1978.
A reader should be able to identify a column without its byline or funny little picture on top purely by look or feel, or its turgidity ratio.

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
The perfect Christmas gift for a sportscaster, as all fans of sports clichés know, is a scoreless tie.
I want my questions answered by an alert and experienced politician, prepared to be grilled and quoted -- not my hand held by an old smoothie.
Create your own constituency of the infuriated.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Robert H Yoakum "Vanity Fair," Sep 84
A: In NY "Times," 6 Nov 83
N: On artful dodging of difficult questions by President Ronald Reagan; in NY "Times," 16 Aug 84
K: Formula for writing a column, quoted by Robert H Yoakum "Vanity Fair," Sep 84

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