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Can Obama’s speechwriter find a place in Hollywood?

L.A. Times 2013/02/05 16:00:00
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Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement.

That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama -- as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles.

The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.

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  • sglmom 2013/02/06 07:24:07
    Yes
    sglmom
    +9
    Much like the LA TIMES ..
    it does NOT Take any talent at all ..
    to find employ or a place in FANTASY LAND ..
    where talentless garbage is the standard output ...

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  • zbacku 2013/02/07 19:05:15 (edited)
    Yes
    zbacku
    Hollywood is always looking for more 'fairy tales' to entertain us.
  • DeeB 2013/02/07 18:07:34
    Yes
    DeeB
    +1
    Hollywood, DC, same difference, it's all an act.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2013/02/07 15:56:44
    No
    ..::localeye::..
    It will be hard with an already established Jon Favreau in Hollywood.
  • Angus 2013/02/07 13:50:31
    Yes
    Angus
    He could work at Sesame Street as a puppeteer. After all, he made the most stupid POTUS ever almost sound smart.
  • Daniel Hughey 2013/02/07 13:37:12
    Yes
    Daniel Hughey
    +1
    Yes he will do fine in Hollywood. Look at all the great lies he wrote for Obama.

    He wouldn't use executive orders to bypass congress. He has signed more than all presidents before him together.

    He would get rid of lobbiests.
    No tax increases
    He would bring the troops home first thing.
    And he wouldn't take our guns

    And the speechs are so good that most people still think he is not a lier.
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/02/07 12:48:24
    No
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    Doing what?
  • MkB 2013/02/07 05:05:23
    Yes
    MkB
    +2
    Departing? I thought Hollywood was part of the White House.
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/07 03:52:17
    Yes
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Obama's TELEPROMPTER is leaving? OH NOOOOOO!
    What is a speech reader like Barry Gonna Dooooo???

    Maybe Barry's BRAIN (David Axelrod) will figure a way to find another "Tell 'Em What They Wanna Hear" writer and keep Barry in the game.

    brain david axelrod figure em wanna hear writer barry game
  • Studied 2013/02/07 02:42:42
    Yes
    Studied
    +3
    Absolutely, he has certainly had enough experience writing fiction.
  • Spooner 2013/02/07 01:14:49
    Yes
    Spooner
    +3
    Yes, he has proved himself writing fiction for the White House.
  • Thomas G Towns 2013/02/06 22:22:15
  • Boudicea 2013/02/06 20:21:37
    Yes
    Boudicea
    +3
    He's a FABULOUS fiction writer!
  • JwonGalt 2013/02/06 19:30:55
    Yes
    JwonGalt
    +1
    Anything is possible
  • Charles White 2013/02/06 19:30:10
    Yes
    Charles White
    +1
    I voted Hell Yeah! ! ! because TEAM OBAMA have a great writing team! ! !
  • Mo 2013/02/06 18:35:16
    Yes
    Mo
    +4
    If he sticks to fiction.
  • LeroyRogers 2013/02/06 18:20:31
    Yes
    LeroyRogers
    +4
    everything he's written for obama is fiction!
  • AG 2013/02/06 18:18:40
    Yes
    AG
    +2
    Both are equally great at illustrating fiction, much like the author of this question.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/02/06 18:04:39
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    +4
    Unless there is another Jon Favreau I thought he already WAS in Hollywood.
  • ..::loc... Christo... 2013/02/07 15:57:46
    ..::localeye::..
    there is...actor/director Jon Favreau
  • Christo... ..::loc... 2013/02/07 16:16:49
    Christopher Kirchen
    I knew there was one by that name; didn't know there were 2.
  • ..::loc... Christo... 2013/02/07 16:20:19
  • TheBadOne 2013/02/06 18:00:58
  • Bolrog 2013/02/06 17:57:17
    Yes
    Bolrog
    +3
    Fantasy writer on the next Hobbit movie.
  • FanOreilly 2013/02/06 17:50:42
    Yes
    FanOreilly
    +7
    He's a liberal, finding work in Hollywood should be easy.

    Want to see a real accomplishment? Try getting a job in Hollywood as a conservative.

    Liberals redefine the McCarthyist black-listing and they do so proudly.
  • TheBadOne FanOreilly 2013/02/06 18:01:59
    TheBadOne
    +1
    I dunno about that though. It's not like guys like Vince Vaughn, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and Toby Keith really have a hard time finding work.
  • FanOreilly TheBadOne 2013/02/06 18:03:02
    FanOreilly
    +1
    Toby Keith is an Obama supporter and conservatives have to hide in the closet until they are famous.
  • TheBadOne FanOreilly 2013/02/06 18:09:51
    TheBadOne
    Maybe in 08, but I'm pretty sure he was active in conservative politics this past election year.
  • ..::loc... FanOreilly 2013/02/07 16:04:44
    ..::localeye::..
    Toby Keith contributed to the Republican Party, but his money wasn’t for Romney. His went toward Rick Perry.
  • ..::loc... TheBadOne 2013/02/07 16:05:55 (edited)
    ..::localeye::..
    also...Scott Baio, Jon Voight, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kelsey Grammer, Adam Sandler, Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton, Gene Simmons, Stephen Baldwin, Joe Perry, James Caan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • chucky 2013/02/06 16:28:44
    Yes
    chucky
    +3
    Yes he would do very well in Science fiction script writing or otherwise comedy.
  • Charles E 2013/02/06 16:16:55
    Yes
    Charles E
    +3
    He is already an expert in fiction writing.
  • Paul 2013/02/06 16:15:26
    Yes
    Paul
    +1
    Warner Brothers...
  • Major Mel 2013/02/06 16:03:02
    Yes
    Major Mel
    +3
    Sure! Why not? Creative writing of fiction, misinformation and disinformation is apparently his specialty. What could be more valuable in a place like Hollywood?
  • Not A Crybaby Richard <3Fre... 2013/02/06 16:01:22
    Yes
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    +1
    Obama could find a place in the music industry. His golden voice is a lot better than his policies.
  • polock 2013/02/06 15:58:06
    Yes
    polock
    +3
    why not, he's been writing FICTION for years, telling stories like dreams are reallity. probably needs a break to re-energize after all the lies hes already spread for this POtuS.
  • dispatcher 2013/02/06 14:27:09
  • Not A C... dispatcher 2013/02/06 16:02:24
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    Well, then send him to Hollyweird.
  • thefatguy 2013/02/06 14:07:54
    Yes
    thefatguy
    +1
    Yes, he could make it big writing ads for fertilizer companies or scripts for gay porn. His writing is as void of honesty as the L.A. Slimes.
  • Hawkeye 2013/02/06 13:57:30
    Yes
    Hawkeye
    +3
    ROFLMAO..

    Why NOT??

    He's had the best "Fiction " training in the WORLD as Obama's Speech Writer..
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2013/02/06 13:25:06
    Yes
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    Hollywood can always use good fiction writers...

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