U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder wrote a letter to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, published today, that chastises the newspaper for finding space to report that one of his staff members made a list of good-looking congressional aides but blowing off an independent group’s naming of Tim Griffin, Republican candidate for Second District Congress, as one of its “crooked candidates” for 2010.

The D-G has its priorities, of course, and one of them is pushing the election of Tim Griffin. The editorial page just today arm-pitted Joyce Elliott, the Democratic nominee to succeed the retiring Snyder, for her endorsement by House Speaker Robbie Wills.


We’ve reported previously on Tim Griffin’s “honor” by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington for his role in disenfranchising poor, minority and military voters and for his key role in the U.S. attorney scandal. But no harm in a reminder to all of where you might find that information. Said Snyder in part:

The election in November presents a stark contrast between two very different candidates, Joyce Elliott and Griffin, but in an election when neither candidate is well known, the failure to report to your readers what CREW thinks of Griffin, who has spent most of his professional life in Washington, does a disservice to voters.

If the background and character of these candidates are understood, the 2nd District will elect Elliott, an incredibly intelligent, warm and ethical former school teacher and legislator.