ABC and NBC both offered a background features about campaigning on the ground in South Carolina. NBC's Maria Menounos brought us a pair of twentysomething women, Sarah Huckabee and Meghan McCain, each her "father's secret weapon." The Huckabee daughter, a Department of Education bureaucrat, is national field director. The McCain daughter, a Columbia University graduate, posts on McCainBlogette.com. She prides herself on simultaneously being "interested in clothes and pop culture" and in reading The New York Times and The Economist at the same time.
ABC's Jake Tapper (embargoed link) brought us 19-year-old inspirational speaking authors and evangelical Christians Alex and Brett Harris. The Harris twins founded hucksarmy.com, a Website that has organized 12,000 out-of-state born-again volunteers "who believe they are pursuing a higher calling" to work for the underfunded Huckabee in South Carolina. Tapper offered this Huckabee campaign pledge as explanation for all that enthusiasm: "What we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it is in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
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