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Thompson campaign may hire Rove's protégé

Melissa McEwan: Tim Griffin, Rove's handpicked US attorney has just resigned, and apparently having your name tainted in the "Attorneygate" scandal makes you the perfect addition to Fred Thompson's team.
 
 
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Rove protégé Tim Griffin, who replaced Attorneygater Bud Cummins as Eastern Arkansas' US Attorney, has resigned.

Michael Teague, a spokesperson for Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), commented: "His departure from the US Attorney Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas is a positive development and the Senator is looking forward to having credible leadership restored there." Ouch!

But don't weep for Griffin, who looks to land on his feet: Presumed GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson's campaign is already " in talks" with him about taking a top job with the campaign. Of course they are.

Melissa McEwan is the founder and editor of Shakesville, an award-winning blog with a diverse group of international contributurs and an eye on progressive politics and culture. A freelance writer and graphic designer, McEwan lives in suburban Chicago with two cats and a Scotsman.

 
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