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First President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Lovett left to write the comedy 1600 Penn, and now Jon Favreau, the young writer behind Obama’s first inaugural address and his health-care speech to Congress, is departing to pursue screenwriting, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Favreau’s rise seems torn from a West Wing script: a 23-year-old junior writer for Sen.
Between the November 2008 election and the inauguration in January 2009, he was photographed at a party, groping a cardboard cut-out of the newly appointed Secretary of State – and Obama’s one-time bitter electoral rival – Hillary Clinton.
The image made its way to Facebook, and from there to the news pages. “Senator Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon’s obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application,” her aide Philippe Reines told The Washington Post.
Obama, running for the US Senate, had been invited to address the Democratic National Convention; Favreau was dispatched by the Kerry campaign to ensure there were no overlaps between the candidates’ speeches.
Beau Willimon, writer of a new US remake of the TV political drama House of Cards, was once a campaign aide to Mrs Clinton.
Phil Rosenthal, the sitcom writer and creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, has written for Presidents Clinton and Obama.
You touched something in the party and the country that people had not touched before.” Favreau supposedly learned his boss’s celebrated 2004 address off by heart, read and re-read his memoir Dreams From My Father, and studied his speech patterns intensively in his bid to mimic Obama’s voice.
He became a crucial member of the campaign team as Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, and reportedly wrote stump speeches late into the night, kept awake by coffee, Red Bull and rounds of the video game Rock Band.