John McCain tries to loosen up at the podium McCain gets speech-giving counsel, corporate blogs getting duller all the time, Australian politician accused of seat-filling and former Bush speechwriting czar joins Burson-Marsteller. By Christine KentJuly 16, 2008 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.