Bill McGurn is leaving after three years as chief speechwriter for Bush. His official title is assistant to the president for speechwriting. Spokesman Scott Stanzel says McGurn, a former Wall Street Journal editorial writer, will hang around through the upcoming State of the Union address.
Also headed out is Candida Wolff, head of the White House legislative affairs shop. She's leaving at the end of the year when Congress wraps up its business. Wolff became assistant to the president for legislative affairs in January 2005 after spending three years as assistant to the vice president for legislative affairs.