'Vulcan mind-meld' in the White House

The trick isn't getting a guy who writes in your voice -- any reasonably talented professional speechwriter can pull that off -- it's getting someone with whom you can achieve Vulcan mind-meld. Kennedy had this with Sorensen, who was, author Theodore White said, "almost a lobe of Kennedy's mind." ...And what Bush has in Gerson is -- for all their differences -- someone who thinks like him.

- Carl M. Cannon writing of George Bush's (recently retired) speechwriter of seven years, Michael Gerson, in "Soul of a conservative", National Journal, Friday, May 13, 2005

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