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Obama Names Speechwriter

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The New York Times reports:

CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama's wordsmith is moving to the West Wing.

In his latest round of White House staff announcements, Mr. Obama said Wednesday that he was naming Jon Favreau as his director of speechwriting. Mr. Favreau, 27, has had a hand in practically every speech that the president-elect has delivered over the last four years, following Mr. Obama from his Senate office to the presidential campaign.

While legend has it that Mr. Obama writes his own speeches longhand on a legal pad, a better historical account will show that he offers input and Mr. Favreau crafts them.

To clarify, Mr. Favreau the speechwriter is the man pictured to the left. He is not the actor and director seen in the clip below: