The Young Master of the White House

In addition to his speakerphone, George Stephanopoulos' crowded office contains a number of icons. Some are modern. Several, in black and white, are of a martyred President. Another is of a living one. And then there are the literal icons: sad-eyed saints presented to Stephanopoulos, son and grandson of priests, by others in the Greek Orthodox community. The saints stood close to a higher being. None of them had speakerphones, but most of them suffered for expressing what they believed were wishes from above.

From almost the moment George Stephanopoulos joined the Clinton campaign, he was able to speak for the...

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