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Larry Speakes
(1939-____) born on
Sep 13
US governmental official. He was presidential press secretary for president George Bush.
         
   
F
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.

R
Those who talk don't know what is going on and those who know what is going on won't talk.
A
You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it.
N
This job has probably got the most screwing-up potential in the world.
K
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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