Replacement U.S. Attorney Accused of Vote Suppression

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Calling an anti-Bush website GeorgeWBush.org was a stroke of genius that continues to pay off.

Remember Timothy Griffin, who replaced H. E. Cummins when the latter was unceremoniously sacked for not playing hardball with the Bush administration? Well Tim accidentally sent emails meant for senior RNC staff about a vote suppression scam he was running to addresses @GeorgeWBush.org instead of @GeorgeWBush.com.

The suppression scam, explained on Greg Palast’s blog (H/T AlterNet), specifically targeted blacks and Latinos (and soldiers and the poor). That’s a felony. But instead of firing or investigating old Timmy boy, the Bush administration fired the respectable Cummins specifically to make room for Griffin. An old buddy of Rove’s, he’s exactly their kind of guy.

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