Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike (Dec. 14, 2015)
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Welcome to Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.
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At the Democratic National Convention, on September 5, 2012, Bill Clinton gave one of the greatest speeches of his life, and perhaps one of the best in political history.
Maybe one of the most remarkable aspects of that speech is how much of it was not in the prepared remarks.Yes, Bill Clinton may not be a great believer in Shakespeare’s quote that “Brevity is the soul of wit,” but nobody cared on that night of September 5th.
Below, I am belatedly adding my link to Atlantic Wire’s painstakingly detailed article showing where Bill Clinton departed from the prepared text, and what that text actually said.
It’s long (as befits Bill Clinton), but fascinating and incredibly impressive.