White House press spokesman for Ronald Reagan.
"Those who talk don’t know what is going on and those who know what is going on won’t talk."
"You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it."
Larry Speakes Quotes (BrainyQuote)
29 June - President Reagan announces that the SALT II treaty is "dead" and that he will continue to abide by it. White House press spokesman Larry Speakes clarifies this by explaining that the president "has no idea what he is saying."
Dave Barry's Concise History Of 1986
Cartoon from the David Levine Gallery in The New York Review of Books.