Thursday, March 4, 2010

Griffin Gives Rove the Boot

Tim Griffin, Karl Rove's protege and dirt digger, has given his former boss the boot.

During the Rove-Bush-Cheney years, Griffin (pictured) was a top researcher for Karl Rove at the White House and was one of the central figures in the controversial White House firings of nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006.

Bud Cummins, the former U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Arkansas, was forced to resign to make way for young Griffin. As a sign of repudiation, Griffin was never comfirmed by the U.S. Senate for the post and was forced to resign in total disgrace.

This week, we found an interesting published interview with Griffin in The Arkansas Leader. Griffin is the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the Second Congressional District of Arkansas.

When asked about his work for Karl Rove, Griffin gives Rove the boot and emphasizes he worked for the President of the United States, not Rove!  Here is the actual excerpt:

Is your connection to Karl Rove a positive or a negative?

I am a fifth-generation Arkansan, and my own person with my own views and values. The truth is I worked for the president at the White House for six months when Rove was deputy chief of staff.

Will Rove visit Arkansas to help your campaign?

Griffin is now selling himself as a "common-sense conservative" and obviously understands that Karl Rove brings negative stigma to the campaign.

But there is no common sense to say he didn't work for Karl Rove, wasn't a protege of Karl Rove, and  wasn't a political bloodhound for the Rove Republican Racket.

"My own views and values?" For  heaven's sake, how lame does Griffin want to sound?

Worse, Griffin is disingenuously trying to sell himself as working exclusively for the President of the United States. We say, "So did Monica Lewinsky!"