Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ted Sorensen: Gone, but a truly memorable Kennedy stalwart

Ted Sorensen has died. I'll let the obit speak for itself here. Ted, we've missed you already, and wish you had been made head of the CIA under Carter...:-)

Still, the question that swirled around him was how much he wrote of JFK's "Profiles in Courage." The answer is enough that it should have been co-authored, but it would not be the first time a ghostwriter wrote a significant portion of a political figure's book. Even Grant's memoirs had Mark Twain helping out with significant editing (which could have been far more than that, I believe). We can't expect all of our political leaders to be Winston Churchill or Benjamin Disraeli, who were each novelists before they fully entered the political arena...

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