“Some of the speechwriters and I would copy out his speeches and read them, because they could be quite eloquent,” Latimer says.
“Sometimes I watched the audience erase the speech from their minds as it was being delivered,” Latimer says.
In his memoir Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor, Latimer says the line was inserted by Thiessen and approved by Bush.
Latimer ends up, as most White House staffers do, disillusioned and disappointed.
Never mind that McGurn was once an enthusiastic admirer of Latimer's work ( see emails here).
Mrs. Latimer's sobs only roused his wrath at all the misery she had wrought.
Floyd bows with pleased acquiescence, and conducts Latimer to his wife.
These ashes were the remains of the fire of October 16th, 1555—the day when Ridley and Latimer were burned.
Ridley and Latimer—for months they have been face to face with death.
Violet meanwhile begins to anticipate the day at Mrs. Latimer's as much as she dreads that at madame's.