President Clinton and the Egg Timer - Mark Katz

“The first words the president said to me that night was, 'You can put that egg timer away.'”

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President Clinton and the Egg Timer

by Mark Katz

A political speechwriter risks his job for a joke.

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The note from President Clinton.

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Bill Clinton and Mark in less contentious times.

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When Mark originally told this story, he brought the infamous egg timer with him on stage.