Favreau attended the College of the Holy Cross , graduating as valedictorian. After graduation, he went to work for the John Kerry presidential campaign in , working to collect talk radio news for the campaign and was promoted to the role of Deputy Speechwriter. In , Obama's communications director Robert Gibbs recommended Favreau to Obama as a speechwriter. Obama and Favreau grew close, and Obama referred to him as his "mind reader. In , he was named to the White House staff as Director of Speechwriting.
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Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands for her resignation while a lesser-known national security aide got the boot for a series of snarky anonymous tweets. In fact, history has shown that it's actually not that easy to get fired from the Obama administration. Over the past five years, just a few of those who serve at the pleasure of the president have been forcibly shown the door. Many more have weathered controversy and embarrassment and figured out a way to hold on for dear life. Still others know how to take a hint, choosing to resign rather than risk an unceremonious dismissal at the hands of the commander-in-chief.
It's that time of year — well, perhaps a bit early, but nonetheless — when our thoughts turn to Elf. One of the finest festive comedies of all, it left us wanting much more of Will Ferrell's Buddy, the Christmas obsessed elf who is actually a human. But a sequel never came to be, despite at one time it having a potential title - Elf 2: Buddy Saves Christmas.