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"bill sapphire" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:46 min | 3 months ago

"bill sapphire" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Over simplified. You know, when you came back, when you came back in the speech writing process when I was a young lawyer, it was staffed around. I remember the chief justice of the United States at that time in associate council, arguing with Peggy noonan. That was a murderous row of speechwriters over which we had Bill sapphire and Ray Price and Pat Buchanan. And Nixon. Yeah, and then John McLaughlin came in for a lead in the game with Nixon, but he was around for a while. Ben Stein. It was a terrific group. It was about 50 people. If you look at speechwriting and their sports staff and then the research staff and then we also headed the letters and so correspondent section. So it was about 50 people there. And I ran that for a while. So let's go to Reagan because we've got two minutes of the break and we'll come back after the break. What happened? What did you do for Reagan? Well, I then I was very close to Jim Bakker. And he was my mentor for much of that time. And during the interim period, Reagan, Reagan was, I was in the campaign. I was in two campaigns against Reagan. And the first one we lost the second one we won. And I was working for George Bush during that campaign. And then Reagan asked me the day after he got elected, and he asked for a he asked, I'm sorry. He asked baker to be his chief of staff. Right. And baker then reached out to me and to dick darman and Craig fuller to some extent. But we had two groups of people in the Reagan White House. There were the Californians who tended to be more conservative. But hadn't worked with Greg and I had worked with Reagan and Sacramento. And they had a very good relationship. Bill Clark, it was a good group of people. But they were all for California's had very little Washington experience. So Reagan then assembled a second group, which was headed up by Jim Bakker, which we were called the pragmatists. People who were the morning andersons, the conservatives would come up with a policy. It was our role in life as a pragmatist to get the past. I've got to ask you, where does Fred, I had breakfast on Saturday with Fred fielding and dick Hauser. I always thought the lawyers were a group apart. Where do they fit in your triangulation in The White House? Because basically Fred took care of Nancy and the president's big stuff. Oh yeah, well that's right. But well, Fred worked about four doors down the hall for me. I know. And he looked super guy. But I remember when Nixon resigned, I got a call just after a major speech on TV. We had a call, hey, who was in the chief of staff. And haig told me, said, listen, David, everything has worked out well. We forgot one thing. I said, what's that? He said, we forgot a resignation letter. I don't know. It would be interesting. I look forward to reading it. He said, no, you don't understand. I want you to write it. I said, well, what do I say? How do you rely from president of the United States? And he said, I don't know, you figure it out. And so I went down the hall to see our general counsel, thought John being could give me some good counsel on how to do it right properly. And then I would remind you that John dean was in jail. Yes. So we had our general counsel within the slammer, and that's when I turned to Fred fielding. And for Ed and I put, you know, worked on it overnight. He just a marvelous part we'll see it would be. And he's a fan of these fabulous lawyers. Yeah, and he's a good lawyer. And you know, he had this Philadelphia firm he worked with. He's very high on my list of people I learned a lot.

Reagan associate council Nixon Bill sapphire Jim Bakker dick darman Craig fuller Ray Price Peggy noonan John McLaughlin Pat Buchanan Ben Stein Fred fielding baker Fred dick Hauser White House Bill Clark United States George Bush
David Gergen on Running the Nixon Speech Writing Team

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

David Gergen on Running the Nixon Speech Writing Team

"You know, when you came back, when you came back in the speech writing process when I was a young lawyer, it was staffed around. I remember the chief justice of the United States at that time in associate council, arguing with Peggy noonan. That was a murderous row of speechwriters over which we had Bill sapphire and Ray Price and Pat Buchanan. And Nixon. Yeah, and then John McLaughlin came in for a lead in the game with Nixon, but he was around for a while. Ben Stein. It was a terrific group. It was about 50 people. If you look at speechwriting and their sports staff and then the research staff and then we also headed the letters and so correspondent section. So it was about 50 people there. And I ran that for a while.

Associate Council Bill Sapphire Peggy Noonan Nixon Ray Price Pat Buchanan John Mclaughlin Ben Stein United States