The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: A Hardy Band of Brothers

The Presidency

"That august group who stand fearlessly between Presidents and the press, caught in the onslaught of verbal crossfire—announcing, pronouncing, fending, defending ad infinitum, without fear or trepidation for their jobs, their future, and their reputation..."

—Association of White House Press Secretaries

The media presidency has been authenticated. The Association of White House Press Secretaries has been formed in high humor. Certificates of membership have been printed and issued with the above mock-heroic proclamation. Enter the age of A.W.H.P.S.

Acting White House Press Secretary Larry Speakes, who concocted Washington's newest alumni society, issued a call to his ten living brethren a fortnight ago....

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