When should speechwriters shut up? Recent tragedies prompted us to wonder if public apologies are worth a damn, the president coins a new phrase, and a roundup of the latest speechwriting news you can use. By Michael SebastianDec. 5, 2007 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.