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THE LITTLE DUDE CASHES IN (ntl security clearance--a ticket to ride)

Posted on 05/06/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT by Liz

FENWAY STRATEGIES--Vietor/Favreau political communications firm

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Who We Are

Jon Favreau

From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President has delivered over the last eight years.

Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in the World ” and in GQ's “ 50 Most Powerful People in D.C.”, Favreau is also a columnist for The Daily Beast and a public speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau.

Tommy Vietor

Tommy Vietor worked as a spokesman for President Barack Obama for nearly a decade. Vietor served as the President's National Security Spokesman from January of 2011 through March of 2013 where he was the media's primary contact on all foreign policy and national security issues. From January 2009 through January 2011, Vietor was an Assistant White House Press Secretary responsible for foreign policy, education and labor issues.

Vietor joined Obama's senate campaign in 2004 and served as Obama's U.S. Senate spokesman. In 2007, during the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, Vietor worked as the Iowa Press Secretary, and continued his work on the campaign as a rapid response specialist in the 2008 general election. Vietor is regularly tapped by national television and print outlets to serve as an analyst on foreign policy issues.

Ben Schwerin

Ben Schwerin worked with President Bill Clinton from 2003-2005, helping to open the Clinton Presidential Library and build the Clinton Foundation. From 2005-2007, he was an aide to U2 during the Vertigo world tour and remains an advisor to the ONE Campaign.

He has served as a consultant to the Yucaipa Companies, EBX Group, the Global Philanthropy Group, and other leading businesses and nonprofits around the world. Schwerin is also writing and producing an upcoming television series for Showtime.

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For the past ten years, we worked directly with two of the most successful communicators in history, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Our experience taught us that none of the groundbreaking technologies at our disposal make much of a difference unless they are used to tell a story that is simple, memorable, and authentic. Whether you run a campaign, company, or foundation, we help you escape the daily grind and develop a message that breaks through the clutter of today's media environment, distinguishes your organization from the competition, and sticks with your audience in a way they'll never forget.

Message Development

Fenway will conduct an extensive audit of all internal and external communications, then work with you to identify the essence of your message, sharpen and simplify your story, and instill the discipline to ensure it's succinctly and consistently communicated at every level of your organization and to every intended audience. Currently, we're conducting top-to-bottom message development for one of America's largest healthcare providers and one of the world's largest philanthropic foundations.


Since Jon Favreau's departure as President Obama's chief speechwriter of eight years, the team at Fenway has crafted remarks for some of the world's most famous CEOs, philanthropists, celebrities, and government officials. Our approach to speechwriting is hands-on, personal, and collaborative, working directly with you to identify your core story, conducting the extensive research that brings a speech to life, drafting remarks from start to finish, and revising the speech until you're happy and confident with the final product.

Media Strategy

We will help you navigate an increasingly noisy, fractured media environment by connecting you with journalists, advising you on the timing and pitching of announcements, and employing the necessary strategies to ensure that your message breaks through. Tommy Vietor helped craft the media strategy that catapulted Barack Obama from longshot to victor in the Iowa Caucuses, and helped manage global national security crises at the White House. Today, Fenway is doing the same for a national environmental campaign, a national service organization, and one of the fastest-growing technology start-ups in the world.

Media Training

We will help you go into any interview or speech with the confidence to impress, inspire, and make your message stick. Our media training sessions go beyond well-known tips and tactics to focus on the actual content of what you want to communicate. We help you improve speech delivery by improving the speech itself, and sharpen your answers in an interview by working with you to craft memorable soundbites to even the most hostile questions. We've prepared presidents, cabinet officials, ambassadors, and business executives for their public appearances, and we can do the same for you.

Digital Strategy

In today's hyperconnected world, one-way communication only goes so far. Your story should be told in a way that makes your audience want to tweet it, post it, and share it with everyone they know. An effective digital strategy blends sound message development with a sophisticated understanding of social media, and our team does both. In addition to our experience creating Barack Obama's history-making online presence, Fenway is helping an investment portfolio and technology company set themselves apart online.

Relationship Development

Through our work with some of the most successful and interesting communicators in the fields of politics, business, philanthropy, sports, and entertainment, we can help introduce you to potential clients, customers, and partners who can multiply your organization's success and broaden its reach.

1 posted on 05/06/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT by Liz
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To: All
White House personnel playing beer pong.

Fenway Strategist Jon Favreau (pictured above right) was featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in the World ” and in GQ's “ 50 Most Powerful People in D.C.”

Fenway Strategist Tommy Vietor (above left) was Sen Obama's van driver, and after receiving top national security clearance, he served as NSA spokesman.

2 posted on 05/06/2014 5:05:47 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

It explains a lot. BTT

3 posted on 05/06/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

where are the black people?......

4 posted on 05/06/2014 5:11:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

It’s “an administration that looks like America” - the America that is young, arrogant, lily-white, wealthy, and loves power more than life. Your life, that is.

5 posted on 05/06/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

It’s good to be young, rich, and in the beltway.
I’ve advised several recent college grads to head down there and they’ve prospered.

As long as the markets continue to swallow the 40% fake money, the party will rock on!

6 posted on 05/06/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraiaq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Liz

Vietor is no dummy. He only came out of the woodwork now to call attention to his new business. What better way to get his name out there than to pop up on a number of national news programs.

Tommy’s career highlight “helped manage global national security crises at the White House” is a big f u finger to all those who know that the Bengazi talking points are a lie. He is bragging about it. Disgusting.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT by MissH
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To: MissH
Vietor came out of the woodwork to call attention to his new get his name out there, appearing on a number of national news programs.

Of course....but I think it backfired on the little dude....

.....unless there are clients who like being called "dude"....

.... and don't mind being told he "doesn't remember" details of their cases (cackle).

8 posted on 05/06/2014 5:44:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

I thought he was busy directing Iron Man

9 posted on 05/06/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Liz

As a Red Sox fan I’m appalled at the name of this slimey business.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 5:47:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Liz

True - he did come off as a real clown

11 posted on 05/06/2014 5:55:37 PM PDT by MissH
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To: Liz

I’m questioning the sexual preferences of boys who hang around shirtless with women. This is a gay group if I ever saw one. Vietor’s performance on FOX was terrible. Only losers will use his talents. OK, I state the obvious, Obama’s team is filled with losers.

12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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Maybe use their contact form to see if the dude is available for a van-driving gig..

13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Liz

Tommy Vietor and Jay Carney are the posterboys for “Little Democrat Shits”. You’ll find them under the nearest cesspool rock, Dude.

14 posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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The “shirtless wonders” must have a Boston connection.

It’s a compelling statement that these two creeps have hidden their bgrnds very well-—must have a lot to hide.

15 posted on 05/07/2014 3:07:22 AM PDT by Liz
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To: BatGuano

Vietor being introed on Fox---looks uncomfortable with
his "big boy" clothes on. I guess the bowl-cut hairdo is
regulation for van drivers.

16 posted on 05/07/2014 3:14:36 AM PDT by Liz
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To: GOPJ; Grampa Dave; TADSLOS; sickoflibs; Jane Long; justiceseeker93
Growing up in the Obama administration....on the taxpayers' dime.

Jon Favreau, left, Obama's head speechwriter, gropes a cardboard cutout of Hillary.


WIKI On December 5, 2008, a picture of Obama head speechwriter, Jon Favreau, grabbing the breast of a cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton was posted on Facebook.[14] Favreau called Senator Clinton’s staff to offer an apology. They told him to not worry about it, saying, "Senator Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon's obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application".[

In June 2010, the website obtained a picture of Favreau along with Assistant White House Press Secretary Tommy Vietor, engaged in the notorious campus drinking game "beer pong" (more likely it was flip cup) after taking off their shirts at a restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.[27] Because of the timing of this event, (during the height of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill) this incident garnered numerous condemnations from the press and scathing critiques of the apparent immaturity of the young press and speechwriting team of the Obama Administration.[28][29][30]

Favreau has said his job w/ Obama (where he earned $172,000 per year), will be his final job in the realm of politics, saying, "Anything else would be anticlimactic."[26]

In regard to his post-political future, he said, "Maybe I'll write a screenplay, or maybe a fiction book based loosely on what all of this was like. You had a bunch of kids working on this campaign together, and it was such a mix of the serious and momentous and just the silly ways that we are. For people in my generation, it was an unbelievable way to grow up."[12]

17 posted on 05/07/2014 3:37:50 AM PDT by Liz
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Tommy Vietor Twitter account pic.

I guess the beer got him the courage to wear the flag getup.

18 posted on 05/07/2014 3:48:05 AM PDT by Liz
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To: MissH

In his narcissistic mind, I’ll bet he thought he was brilliant in that interview.

19 posted on 05/07/2014 3:57:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java; MissH
In Vietor's narcissistic mind, he thought he was brilliant in that interview.

Try to read today's Greenfield article---he sums it up brilliantly: "We have become a culture that rewards destruction and disruption, that feeds the worst behaviors, and then blames them on society's failings."


Taking responsibility for one's actions? That's a relic of "judgemental" Republicanism. Anointing and beatifying the disruptors and destructors becomes a hallowed ritual.

20 posted on 05/07/2014 4:51:48 AM PDT by Liz
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