Skip to comments.Fred Thompson Obtains The Services Of Tim Griffin
Posted on 06/06/2007 2:48:43 PM PDT by The Blitherer
Here's an interesting addition to the growing, un-revealed, unofficial presidential campaign of Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson :
J. Timothy Griffin, the former RNC research whiz and Army JAG prosecutor who served, briefly, as a U.S. Attorney in the second district in Arkansas.
Griffin, you'll no doubt recall, was selected with White House input to replace prosecutor Bud Cummins in AR when Griffin returned from serving a tour of duty in Iraq.
Griffin is advising Thompson on communications and message and will probably be a consultant to Thompson's presidential campaign.
Griffin was a very early, very informal adviser to AR Gov. Mike Huckabee. He is a protege of GOP strategist Barbara Comstock, who now works for Mitt Romney. Comstock co-owns a consulting firm with Thompson's unofficial press secretary, Mark Corallo.
Griffin is very unpopular with liberals who believe he was part of a 2004 scheme to disenfranchise black voters in Florida. But he is highly regarded by Republicans, having served as a dep. pol. dir. in the White House before his Army Reserve service.
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It probably involves dragging from the rear bumper of a station wagon.
I like Mary. ..but never thought she did much for H.W. Bush. . .but 'who knows'. . .
She worked for Dick Cheney’s office not GW’s.
His use of Mary might be the fruition of “Keep your friends colse, and your enemies closer”
I don’t think anything in wikipedofoolya can be considered “definitive”
That is exactly why we need to hear from Rosie on her video blog... ;-)
LOL. . .and well could be. Which reminds me; have not seen 'James' at all; these past months. With elections heating up; wonder where he is. . .May be he is irrelevant or what?
Huckabee has gotten annoying now that he thinks he needs to continuously make "clever" jokes on every media appearance. I really liked him at first, but now I just want him, Brownback, Gilmore and Tommy Thompson to just go away.
I agree, though Tommy Thompson might have some value yet. Brownback was pretty weak last night, while Gilmore was his usual forgettable self.
Let's be realistic though... He's very goofy and looks a little like Frankenstein. I'm not trying to be mean, but jeez, he really has a face for radio!
From the left... but informative nonetheless.
Hiring Griffin is a horrible move.
First, it is taken from an editor that is listening to 2nd, 3rd or more derived messages from 'roadshows' and then he puts it out on a blog.
The suspect snippets are here:
1. Griffin is advising Thompson on communications and message
I doubt anyone is advising FDT on 'communications and message'. I would guess that FDT will employ alot of liason gophers to gather facts, make preparations and scheduling and act as...gophers.
2. and will probably be a consultant to Thompson's presidential campaign.
Is this wishful thinking?
I know there will be alot of persons seeking to ride the coattails and cash in on a great candidate, but this piece seems almost relayed by Griffin himself to the author, IOW it appears self-serving.
Another 'communications' name that appears to be doing the same is Mary Matalin. I read that she would be an 'unpaid' consultant. That tells me she is climbing on the bandwagon whether invited or not.
I agree with HAL9000, we need some fresh faces that reflect the candidate. These wannabes may detract more than anything else.
Idiotic move on Fred’s part, if true......