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T.G.G. Here:

Yes, I know its October and every year about this time any ghoul, goblin or hack with anything remotely resembling haunted will prostitute‡ itself beyond the pales of self-respect. 

Apparently, it is not enough that I must stave off the pleas for posts by T.P.P. (The Proctor Poltergeist) but now the College is attempting to import Nationally Known Ghosts.   Most frightening of all The Career Service Office has even gotten on board to entice the unsuspecting student into {insert aloud your own Gastly Ghoulish Gasps} considering a career after college (Econ-Majors take note.)  I am not sure but would guess the usual C.S.O. offering of the Wall Street 101  course is in redevelopment.  

If you have no clue – at least to what I am referring to in this post - here is a reprint of the email (that like the many other emails distributed to all students surprisingly was deleted.)   In all honesty, if T.G.G. could - T.G.G. would attend, so check it out… you never know what lurks ahead… it may even be a carreer.

White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters  

by   Robert Schlesinger ’94 U.S. News and World Report  

12:15 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2008

Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room.  

 A Career Conversation with students will be held immediately following the lecture.   

Robert Schlesinger, a U.S.News and World Report deputy editor, oversees all opinion editorial content. Spearheading the opinion section of, Schlesinger solicits op-eds from writers and bloggers nationwide. He is also author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters , which the Wall Street Journal describes as “well researched and richly detailed.” Schlesinger came to U.S.News & World Report as a freelancer and blogger for a variety of publications, including,, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times Magazine. His work has also appeared in the Washington Monthly, the Weekly Standard, People, Campaigns & Elections, Washington DC Style, DC Magazine, the Washington Examiner, the Boston Globe Magazine, George, and the AARP Bulletin. Prior to joining U.S. News, Schlesinger covered national security and public policy issues for the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau. He previously served as chief congressional correspondent at, political editor at The Hill newspaper, and researched advisers to presidential candidates at the Center for Public Integrity, co-writing “Under the Influence,” a 1996 report on presidential campaign advisers. He is also co-founder and co-contributor of the blog RobertEmmet, which covers topics from national security to entertainment and culture. Schlesinger teaches graduate-level political journalism at the Boston University Washington Journalism Center. A New York City native, he graduated from Middlebury College in 1994.


 ‡(tansitive verb definition # 1 from Encarta Dictionary – look it up before taking offense)


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