The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age
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    Partial List of Hope Hicks's White House Duties

    White lies
    Little fibs
    Harmless prevarications
    Genteel fictions
    Telling the truth mainly, but stretchin' it some
    Artful misdirection
    Poetic license
    Flights of whimsy
    Pursuing a less literal, more memoir-centered notion of "truth"
    Tall tales
    Fish stories
    Off-the-record briefings
    Keeping our oral folklore traditions alive
    Diplomatic balderdash
    Stimulating the hearer's sense of wonder
    Telling all the truth but telling it slant
    Telling some of the truth, slantier
    Slanting, baby, slanting
     Strategic omissions
    Misleading paraphrases
    Verbal legerdemain 
    Sympathetic nodding
    Thrilling campfire tales
    Press relations
    Having the courage to describe the world as we wish it to be
    Accessorizing properly for fall colors
    Explaining how Santa can be in so many places at the same time
    Seemingly accidental misrepresentations
    Making soothing noises
    Pulling Maggie Haberman's leg, just as a little joke
    Sharing staff diet tips
    Deliberately misunderstanding
    Stone cold lying, bitch.


    new March 2018 Indie Next List item?  Or title of Hope Hicks's upcoming memoir?

    Your title is too narrow. Should be, "Partial List of White House Employees Duties."


    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Hicks, Doc.

    A Million Little Pieces of Deception

    Big Little Lies!

    Eat, Pray, Lie

    Well, there is always Dan Hicks.
    I am sure it is all just a strange epiphenomenon of synchronicity:



    It would make a great resume, Doc. You should send it to her. I hear she needs a job. (Great, as usual.)

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