Michael Deaver’s legacy will forever be tied to his work with Ronald Reagan in both California and Washington DC, but my experience with him was while I was with Edelman. In 2005, I worked with Mr. Deaver on his visit to Sacramento to talk about the Edelman Trust Barometer. We spent the day together visiting local media like KFBK, KXJZ, and the Sacramento Bee. We talked about our families, both of us have long histories in Sacramento, our shared friends (my wife grew up next door to his college room mate) and our love for what we do. That was a special day for me, and one I will remember.
During the interview at KFBK, the producer turned to me and said, “his voice is like a warm blanket, you just want to cuddle up and listen to him tell stories.” I was lucky enough to listen to a lot of his stories and offer my condolences to his family.