JFK’s Trusted Advisor

Monday, May 12, 2008

JFK called his advisor Ted Sorensen his “intellectual blood bank.” Ted Sorensen looks back on their work together, and tells us what he thinks JFK’s true legacy is. His new memoir is Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History.


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Comments [4]

Robbie from New York

Sorensen has been doing a bit of speech-writing for Obama as well. He was an early Obama supporter and made the JFK comparison. Sorensen should know.

May. 12 2008 12:29 PM
Ernest Ialongo from New York City

Please tell Mr. Sorenson that every time I hear his speeches I wonder what ever happened to subsequent politicians. I hear a bit of Kennedy in Obama, and listen to both of these men's speeches as works of art.

May. 12 2008 12:29 PM
Chris O from New York

The President knew what he was doing, Ted. I have full faith and confidence in you as well. I love hearing you talk.

May. 12 2008 12:20 PM
Theresa Beyer from New Rochelle

Check out wikipedia on the subject of Ich bin ein Berliner. According to them, it really wasn't a faux pas, among other reasons, because jelly donuts aren't called Berliners in Berlin. Though they are in much of the rest of Germany.

May. 12 2008 12:20 PM

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