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23 August 2008

Hans von Spakovsky Lands Job With Civil Rights Commission

With all this talk about conventions and Biden being Obama's V.P. pick, it's very easy to miss out on some of the other important political news such as former Fulton County Republican Party Chair Hans von Spakovsky landing a job with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Hans von Spakovsky, a controversial former Fulton County Republican Party chairman who failed to win confirmation to the Federal Election Commission, has found a temporary job at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, officials confirmed Thursday.

Von Spakovsky has been hired to review civil rights reports for Todd F. Gaziano, a Civil Rights Commission member who has been one of von Spakovsky's most outspoken defenders.
[Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Outspoken advocate of photo IDs gets civil rights job", August 22, 2008]

Ironically, one of the Civil Rights Commission's members, J. Gerald Hebert, opposed von Spakovsky's FEC nomination. Herbert called von Spakovsky's hiring a "disgrace" and accused the Bush Administration of handing out "political patronage."