What It Is Like To Be Massacred Online

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You have the luck of a comedian. Bad luck in things that matter. Good luck in things that do. — Andrew Sean Greer

You want everyone to know your name and no one to know your face.— anonymous Hollywood producer

Both types of speechwriting aid and abet political power.

I was 29 years old.

Sadly, I will drop the ball, let my team down, and let our foes go for the kill.

All of us have “oh sh*t” moments, but this was a real “oh sh*t” moment. Nuclear. And it was mine.

It is what it is. Deal with it. — Freddie Gruber

The Fallout


Is that really worth anyone’s time?

A critic is someone who enters the battlefield after the war is over and shoots the wounded. — Murray Kempton

Lessons Learned

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.— Winston Churchill

Only four months in of a 6-year term and already I was a lame duck.

Fate could also be kind. — Stephen King

Social media is not entirely bad.

Today’s online landscape prizes velocity over veracity, hatred over heroism, fiction over fact.

Would it?

Ne jugez jamais personne pour quelque chose qu’ils ne peuvent pas changer — Jean Gallia

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Former presidential speechwriter, still a musician; writes about urban gridlocks. Will work full time for the planet. Harvard Kennedy School ‘14 🇵🇭

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