The President is scheduled to announce the landing of the Galileo V on Mars and broadcast some images from it. A writer from NASA's public affairs department wrote the announcement, but the President finds issues with it, most notably some redundant words and unnecessary adjectives (ex: "extremely unique"). The President tasks his writer to redo the announcement, and he states the rewrite eloquently.
Norman describes his disciplined upbringing, during which he learned how to fly fish and write. Norman explains the challenges he experienced while learning to write: Reverend Maclean pushed him to be concise and express the same sentiment in significantly fewer words.