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I wonder idly how many revisions to this story await future pupils of AP US Government and Propaganda Studies. How many "likes." How many film adaptations and merchandising opportunities.

The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru

Jon Favreau, then the campaign's lead speechwriter, felt as if he could use a foreign-affairs expert who could write. "Foreign-policy advisers kept changing all the language that made Obama sound like he wasn't part of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment," he remembers. "The idea of someone with a masters in fiction who had also co-authored the Iraq Study Group and 9/11 Commission reports seemed perfect for a candidate who put so much emphasis on storytelling." The two young speechwriters quickly found themselves to be in sync. "He truly gives zero [expletive] about what most people in Washington think," Favreau says admiringly of Rhodes. "I think he's always seen his time there as temporary and won't care if he's never again invited to a cocktail party, or asked to appear on `Morning Joe,' or inducted into the Council on Foreign Relations hall of fame or whatever the hell they do there."


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