Monthly Archives: July 2015

Review: In ‘The Speechwriter,’ Barton Swaim shares stories of working for Mark Sanford

As an unwitting entrant in America’s Crazyest Governor contest of 2009, Mark Sanford of South Carolina gave many gifts to the American people, some of them linguistic. There was the phrase “hiking the Appalachian Trail”, which actually meant “meeting my lover in Buenos Aires”. There was the surreal effluence of …

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