by Max Brantley
We covered most of the new e-mails by former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins reported yesterday that add further proof that the plan all along was to replace him with the Karl Rove-blessed political operative Tim Griffin without Senate confirmation. But Stephens Media added this touch that we missed:
Also, Cummins said he refused a request from Elston and the Justice Department's director of public affairs to write a letter to the editor in support of Griffin.
He said the pair asked him to write to the Little Rock newspaper to vouch for Griffin's qualifications, but that his wife objected.
His wife, Jodi, "had some fairly strong feelings about Tim Griffin," and blamed problems regarding his firing on Griffin and people associated with him.