Veepstakes: Romney Subs For Paul Harvey

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Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney substituted for legendary radio newsman Paul Harvey today, ably reading copy on everything from the American Airlines wheel-well inspections to the economy to Madonna.

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Harvey is recovering from pneumonia and is scheduled for cataract surgery, and his producers have been asking guests to take turns at the mike.

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Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstom said the governor taped his segment this morning from WBZ's radio studio in Boston.

Harvey, who is syndicated by ABC Radio, has a weekly audience of more than 22 million, and can generally be found on the same station where Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talkers can also be heard.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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