Quotation by Jimmy Carter

This is one of the worst speeches I've ever seen. No one will listen except the Mobil P.R. man. List what we want to say M arrange items in order of priority M then say them plainly and bluntly.... Hit hard and early. Don't apologize or evade tough issues.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Note to his speech writers about a speech on energy, showing how he worked behind the scenes to produce a public address, April 1, 1979, Presidential Handwriting, Staff Secretary File, Box 125, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia.

He gave specific, tough instructions to his speech writers and often condemned the drafts they brought to him.
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