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
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
Trippi's company, Trippi and Associates, will "provide strategic
counsel, public affairs and other media communications services