Michael Gerson Both a Great Writer and a Man of Stellar Character

I know former Bush chief speech writer Michael Gerson well. He was on my staff (I was the chairman’s chief of staff at Prison Fellowship when we hired Gerson out of Wheaton to write for Chuck Colson), and his exquisite writing skill is surpassed only by his intellect, strength of moral character, and devotion to God.

I don’t believe any of Matthew Scully’s complaints about Gerson; perhaps he wanted the Washington Post job Gerson got.

Reading this I remember how Colson would explain that when you work in the White House you’re very careful to move along the hallways with your back to the wall–so your apparent friends and political allies don’t stab you in the back.

Mike has figured out that the back stabbing can continue after you leave the White House.

–Jim Jewell


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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