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Joe Trippi's New Gig

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Joe Trippi, the Internet guru who was largely responsible for

catapulting the 2008 John Edwards presidential campaign's into

the big leagues, has a new gig.

He's just been hired as one of a growing cadre of PR flaks for

the Kingdom of Bahrain. Yep, that's the same Bahrain that

human rights groups have been calling out as one of the most

cruel and repressive of the Middle East's Arab regimes.

From Trippi's website, we learn that "In 2008, Trippi signed on

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with Senator John Edwards' presidential bid as a senior advisor,

focusing on messaging, Internet strategy and online engagement.

He was also responsible for producing the campaign's television

spots, which were widely applauded as "innovative" and "highly

creative" and among the best spots of the 2007-2008 election

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Trippi's company, Trippi and Associates, will "provide strategic

counsel, public affairs and other media communications services

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William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)

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