White House Scribes For Hire

CEOs looking to add some Washington polish to their speeches can tap the newly formed White House Writers Group--four speechwriters from the Reagan White House and one from Bush's trade-negotiation office. For a flat fee of $75,000, a CEO gets a year's worth of speeches-on-demand. That's less than the cost of employing a staff speechwriter, the group says. And there's a money-back guarantee if the first speech isn't satisfactory.