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  • William Safire dies at 79; speechwriter and Pulitzer-winning columnist

    William Safire dies at 79; speechwriter and Pulitzer-winning columnist
    William Safire, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and language maven for the New York Times, whose penchant for the barbed and memorable phrase first manifested itself in speeches he wrote for the Nixon White House, died Sunday at a hospice in Rockville, Md. He was 79.
  • Midge Costanza dies at 77; Carter aide

    Midge Costanza dies at 77; Carter aide
    When Midge Costanza was appointed by President Carter as his assistant for public liaison in 1976 and given coveted space near the Oval Office, the outspoken New Yorker predicted she might not last. "Either I will function as a window for the president,...

    Voices -- William Safire, 1929 - 2009

     
    Here are some of the basic characteristics of the Nixon inner style, or method of operation: --A preference for persuasion rather than coercion. --An identification with heartland qualities, leaning unabashedly toward the square side. --A frustrating...

    Conservative Columnist William Safire Dies

    Conservative Columnist William Safire Dies
    NEW YORK -- William Safire, the conservative columnist and word warrior who feared no politician or corner of the English language, died Sunday at age 79. The Pulitzer Prize winner died in Maryland, his assistant Rosemary Shields said. He had been...

    NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79

    NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79
    Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire died Sunday, his assistant said. Safire, who was 79, had been diagnosed with cancer and died at a hospice in Maryland, assistant Rosemary...