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Tim Griffin: Public Service Was "Not Worth It'

AP Via Yahoo: At times wiping away tears, a former interim U.S. attorney who became a key figure in the firing of eight federal prosecutors said his

Griffin AP Via Yahoo:

At times wiping away tears, a former interim U.S. attorney who became a key figure in the firing of eight federal prosecutors said his six-month tenure led him to believe that public service was "not worth it."

Tim Griffin, a former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove, said the allure of working at the White House and National Guard commitments that took him to Iraq kept him away from Arkansas and his wife too long.

Griffin replaced Bud Cummins, one of eight federal prosecutors either fired or forced out last year. Griffin said Cummins had told him in April 2006 about his coming departure as chief federal prosecutor in Arkansas' eastern district. Read more...

It's understandable why, after licking Karl Rove's boots for all those years dedicating himself to serving the American people, toeing the party line to land a sweetheart appointment he wasn't qualified to hold upholding the law and playing by the rules, Griffin would be a tad bitter about not snagging the brass ring he was promised having the honor of serving out the remainder of his term as a U.S. Attorney. He's right, this kind of public service just isn't worth it...

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