Who came up with the powerful words “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country”? If you answered that it was John Fitzgerald Kennedy (given during his 1961 Inaugural speech), you would be wrong. It was President Kennedy’s speech-writer--probably a Mr. Theodore Sorenson, who was the President’s chief speechwriter at the time. Even though it does take skill in the delivery, something doesn’t quite sit with me when I find out that politicians actually read someone else's words, and that famous comedians don't write their own jokes; they buy them. Here's another question for you. This one is about Bible knowledge. Who wrote the Book of Romans? If you said that it was the Apostle Paul, sorry, you are wrong. He was tied up at the time, so he spoke the entire epistle to Tertius, who wrote it down (see Romans 16:22). So I guess Paul was also a speech writer. But, come to think of it, even he can't take the credit. He had a Ghost-writer.