Clinton spokesman learns ropes as church delegate

Mike McCurry
When Mike McCurry was press secretary for President Bill Clinton, the toughest part of his job was staying one step ahead of the White House press corps. Now, he says, his toughest job is keeping up with the junior high school students in his Sunday school class at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland.

“I was seen as pretty sure-footed talking about foreign policy and domestic policy at the White House,” said McCurry. “People would be surprised how discombobulated I am as a Sunday school teacher.” McCurry, a political veteran who fended off questions about Monica Lewinsky and Whitewater before he left public life in 1998, also took on a new type of politics as a delegate to the United Methodists’ General Conference legislative meeting in Pittsburgh.


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