Tuesday, October 2 | 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South
John McConnell, longtime speechwriter to President George W. Bush, will join us to offer his perspective on the midterm elections and the upcoming presidential campaign, as well as share some of his experiences in politics and government, at this Eggs & Issues.
McConnell served more than 10 years on the White House staff, including the entire two terms of President George W. Bush. As senior speechwriter to the president and Vice President Cheney, he was part of the three-person team responsible for all of the 43rd President’s major addresses, including the speech to the Joint Session of Congress after September 11, 2001, and five State of the Union Messages. In his career he has also worked as a principal speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle, 1996 presidential nominee Bob Dole, and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
McConnell is a former resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, in the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a trustee of Wayland Academy and serves as chairman of the selection committee for the annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He grew up in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and is a graduate of Carleton College and Yale Law School.
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