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  • Arlene Johnson
    FYI. Peace, Arlene Johnson Publisher/Author http://www.truedemocracy.net
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2006
      FYI.

      Peace,

      Arlene Johnson
      Publisher/Author
      http://www.truedemocracy.net

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      >-----Forwarded Message-----
      >>From: Communications@...
      >>Sent: Jul 31, 2006 10:46 AM
      >>To: Communications@...
      >>Subject: CFR Release: Michael Gerson, Former Bush Speechwriter, Joins Council
      >>
      >>News Release
      >>COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
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      >>58 EAST 68TH STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK 10021
      >>Tel 212 434 9888 Fax 212 434 9832 Website www.cfr.org
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      >>Michael J. Gerson, Former Top Bush Aide, Joins Council
      >>
      >>Contact: Lisa Shields, Communications, 212-434-9888, lshields@...
      >>
      >>July 31, 2006? Michael J. Gerson, President George W. Bush?s longtime
      >>speechwriter and adviser, will join the Council on Foreign Relations as
      >>senior fellow on July 31. He will author a book on the future of
      >>conservatism, and speak and write on issues such as global health and
      >>development, religion and foreign policy, and the democracy agenda.
      >>
      >>?I am thrilled to welcome Mike to the Council,? said President Richard N.
      >>Haass. ?It is not just that he is one of the country?s great writers,
      >>which he most certainly is. It is also that he is one of this country?s
      >>most important thinkers?someone in a position to have a significant impact
      >>on the debate about this country?s purpose in the world.?
      >>
      >>Gerson was named assistant to the president for policy and strategic
      >>planning by President Bush in February 2005. He previously had served as
      >>assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser since July
      >>2002. He served as deputy assistant to the president and director of
      >>presidential speechwriting from January 2001 to July 2002.
      >>
      >>Prior to joining the administration, Gerson was chief speechwriter and
      >>senior policy adviser for the Bush for President Campaign. Earlier in his
      >>career, he was the senior editor covering politics at U.S. News & World
      >>Report. He was also the speechwriter and policy adviser for Congressman
      >>Jack Kemp, speechwriter for Senator Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential
      >>campaign, and policy director for Senator Dan Coats.
      >>
      >>Gerson received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Illinois.
      >>
      >>****
      >>
      >>Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent,
      >>national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars
      >>dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and
      >>corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and
      >>interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better
      >>understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United
      >>States and other governments. For more information visit www.cfr.org.
      >>
      >>
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