Tuesday, September 9, 2008

South Carolina Surrogacy

Surrogates play an indispensible role in presidential campaigns, and in the coverage thereof. In the absence of the candidate, surrogates spread the word with varying degrees of wit, flexibility and intelligence. Reporters need surrogates, and vice versa.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of John McCain's most faithful and interesting surrogates. James Rosen of McClatchy Newspapers' Washington bureau has covered Sen. Graham closely for The State and other newspapers, and here he discusses what he has observed.

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