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Larry Speakes
(1939-____) born on
Sep 13
US governmental official. He was presidential press secretary for president George Bush.
Being a press secretary [is like] learning to type: You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it. You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him.

Those who talk don't know what is going on and those who know what is going on won't talk.
You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it.
This job has probably got the most screwing-up potential in the world.
When, at the age of seven, he blew up the family truck by dropping a match down the gas tank, we should have known he'd grow up to make his living hurling verbal firebombs at presidents.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In NY "Times," 10 Oct 1986.
R: On news blackout at Geneva summit meeting, in NY "Times," 20 Nov 1985.
A: Sign on his desk, quoted by Steven Weisman "The President and the Press," in NY "Times," 14 Oct 1984.
N: On retiring, ABC TV 31 Jan 1987.
K: On ABC TV news correspondent Sam Donaldson, quoted in "Wall Street Journal," 18 Mar 1987.

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