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.