Meet The 33 Year Old Speechwriter Whose Speech Was Teleprompted To The President Last Night

Tyler Durden's picture

When Jon Favreau (no, not the actor) left the White House last year, 33-year-old (high-school football-playing, pirate-costume-wearing, Harvard grad and Ted Kennedy intern) Cody Keenan took over the reins of chief spechwriter for President Obama. As Reuters reports, Keenan's speechwriting career took off after he crafted the impassioned speech that Obama delivered at a memorial service for victims of a 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, where former Representative Gabrielle Giffords was seriously injured. A former professor noted "he doesn't take himself too serious," and we suspect, given last night's SOTU, the rest of the world now knows that.


The wordsmithing wizard of terrific teleprompterism dressed for work...


and his special speechwriting outfit...


As Reuters reports,

Six days before the State of the Union address, Cody Keenan posted on the photo-sharing site Instagram a blurred image of a speech draft with President Barack Obama's notes in the margins. He ended the post with "#SpoilerAlert #InsideSOTU-Cody."



No amount of eye-squinting could decipher the details, but if anyone knew exactly what Obama intended to say in his annual address to the nation, it was chief speech writer Keenan.


The 33-year-old Keenan wrote what will be his State of the Union address numero deux after taking over duties last year from Jon Favreau, who left after five years in the job.


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HedgeAccordingly's picture

U talking about sexual chocolate? Mr. Obumma.. not writing his own speech? psshh 

maskone909's picture

garrr thems be the words of butt pirate trickery! 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



"guaranteed return and no risk"

Neither the pirate nor the pretender understand inflation risk, or they do understand, but are comfortable lying to the, "first time investors," that they are trying to dupe into buying the debt of an insolvent government.


So which is it, Mr President?  Are you ignorant or evil?

BC6's picture

You're so money, baby. MyRA is so money too baby!

strannick's picture

"You stay classy, San Diego. Im Ron Burgandy?''

0b1knob's picture

A pirate writing speeches for a butt pirate thief of a president.    Ironic.  Or tragic.  Take your pick.

Skateboarder's picture

A guy who doesn't take himself seriously writing for a guy who sounds promises of vauge betterness while ruining the nation. Sounds evil to me.

That guy didn't dress up pirate for Barry for nuthin...

Joenobody12's picture

(  So which is it, Mr President?  Are you ignorant or evil?  )


alangreedspank's picture

I'm sure the pirate knows about inflation. After all, he wants larrrge booties of gold pieces, harrrrr.

Golden Showers's picture

maskone909, while it may be low hanging fruit, one must emphasize and second the whole butt pirate thing. For one, I'm still waiting on the unicorn ranch I was promised back in 08, and, like, when I wake up now, my butt hurts like I got stuffed in my sleep and all I got was this stupid telephone. And whenever it's my turn to hit the J, this dude keeps elbowing in on my toke. First it's stealing my hit and now, now it's Butt-Surf-USA, baby! All hail the chief, with his pen and his phone and his thar'she blows, two bit, wooden leg, eye patch, fake beard, no account, swash unbuckling fuck toy.

aVileRat's picture

OK. Now I have now seen everything.

Harvard, Kennedy old boy, given a position he was not qualified to have, with no oversight or governance. Yup.


BGO's picture

Dont forget that he was born and raised in Chicago.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

He's too busy being awesome. His underling Sexual Bundt cake, aka the Dread Pirate douchebag aka the mongoloid whisperer aka William Fakesqueer, aka Code dog Keenan has become the only linguistic fromp* that Berri needs.


*Fromp - To fart while sitting in a bath tub, at bite the bubbles.Alternatively - One who goes around smelling bicycle seats.

Levadiakos's picture

Any drinking buddy of Chappaquidic Ted's will be OK in Kim Jung Obama's book

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

He graduated to a Journeyman drunk driver by bein g an apprentice under tedski.

Freddie's picture


Nice rant from one of our fine cousins north of the border.  LOL!  Pretty priceless.

jmk's picture

Girls bicycle seats to be precise!  I heard that when I was in 3rd grade in the 40's and not a Fromp but a Snark.

lordbyroniv's picture
"this number shows the free activity of the being in the organization of the world. (...) It shows the free creature related to the plans of the Creator by links of justice and love or by the providential intermediaries". This number is seen thus connected to the Karma - 3 + 3 = 6
Millivanilli's picture

I guess he couldn't cut writing reality TEE VEE scripts.   Same talent...



Bearwagon's picture

American fellows: Meet your next president!

Gringo Viejo's picture

I don't take him serious either.

FuzzyDunlop21's picture

Thats right. Hes a fucking joke

BigRedRider's picture

Would you shake apart if I said no?  Just testing your convictions.

taketheredpill's picture



If the tech-nerds can de-swirl kiddie-porn pervert pics they should be able to filter this too right?  Then fire his leaky ass (no pun intended).


Intelligence_Insulter's picture

The Osama Slayer doesn't write his own speeches?

IndicaTive's picture

Fucking guy can't even carry the water.

Gene Parmesan's picture

Ah, the pen behind the teleprompter in front of the asshole who's behind the (continued) intentional destruction of the US. Nice to meet you, douchebag.

Dr. Engali's picture

Apparently he is a very good plagiarist as well.

buzzsaw99's picture

my word cloud has BYTCHEZ as the largest word so there ya go

CHX's picture

My Bytches R A - there, fixed

SAT 800's picture

Gag me with a rag. So we're listening to shit from some doped up college boy comedian? No wonder it sounded so much like shit from a doped up college boy comedian. Somebody shoot me now, please.

alangreedspank's picture

Worded it better than I ever could.

philosophers bone's picture

I thought the speech sucked.

IndicaTive's picture

You're generous to call it a speech. It sounded like a recital, and it sucked.

The Heart's picture

Speech? What speech??

He sounded like  rectal...and sucked what?


Milestones's picture

Recital?? I thought that was a barker on a Carny runway.---Step right up little lady--knock all 3 down and win that Panda Bear. Pathrtic.        Milestones

vortmax's picture

My thoughts exactly. Politics aside, it was just a poorly-written speech with no coherent theme.

Stoploss's picture

So, Barry is a spongebob fan...

That explains a whole lot right there.

ebworthen's picture


This guy's got nothing on Patchy.

Caveman93's picture

If you like your plagiarism, you can keep your plagiarism…period!

rlouis's picture

33 - the new 15



Cursive's picture

How hard is it to write insincere promises to the free shit army?

SAT 800's picture

Depends on whether you have a human soul or not.

DaddyO's picture

The octopus has many tentacles...


ebworthen's picture

Every King needs his Jester.

DrDinkus's picture

getting trolled hard by .gov these days