Telegraph: Obama's victory speech co-written by Lib Dem

by Stephen Tall on November 7, 2008

The Telegraph has the rather surprising story of Jacob Rigg’s something-to-tell-the-grandkids-about claim to fame:

The US President-elect’s speech to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Chicago on Tuesday was one of the most widely-watched and repeated political addresses in recent history.

It was also partly written in a flat in Notting Hill, West London.

Parts of the speech were crafted by Jacob Rigg, a volunteer advisor to the Obama campaign.

Mr Rigg works for The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which lobbies and advises on tax issues, including the rules that apply to non-domiciled foreigners living in the UK.

He also helped run Chris Huhne’s campaign for the Liberal Democrat leadership last year.

You can read the full story here. And if you haven’t yet sat down to watch President-elect Obama’s remarkable oration, you can catch up with it here.