The Lobbyist as President

The choice of Michael Garrison to lead West Virginia U. drew charges of cronyism. But he has won over most of his critics, raising a new question: Is this the future of the presidency?

West Virginia is a small place, as anyone here will tell you. Few degrees seem to separate the state's 1.8 million residents, particularly in this college town and in Charleston, the state capital, 130 miles up the road.

The personal connections give West Virginia a friendly, close-knit