Metaphor and IronyAuthor: imacartwrightPrompt:
Notes from the flak jacket…Fandom: The West WingRating:
Will, mentions Toby and C.J.Warning:
I don’t own these people or this universe. Aaron Sorkin does. Oh, and the real life press secretaries that I “quoted,” they belong to themselves.Author’s Notes:
Written for the Sorkin Fest fic-a-thon on LiveJournal. The prompt was “Notes from the flak jacket…”
This story was heavily researched using the internet. Some of the quotes are actually from the attributed press secretary. Others are paraphrased from articles found on the web. The remainder, I made up, based on articles I found about them on the web.
There was a time during my Journalism education that I wanted to be the Press Secretary to the President of the United States. And in writing this piece, I was overcome with a sense of nostalgia for that time.
And, there really is a flak jacket. I found that in my research. So, the bit in here about Ron Nessen being the one to start the tradition, that’s true.
Thanks to ethospathos
for the beta!Summary:
Will finds the contents of the press secretary's flak jacket.( Metaphor and IronyCollapse )