Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) announced last month his intention to switch parties, from Democrat to Republican. Now we learn that his “staff has resigned en masse.” Details at The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

UPDATE: Rep. Griffith’s departed staff might want to be a little more robust in their fact-checking when they list examples of “great Democratic conservative leadership” from Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.

PETE ABEL
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  1. Zzzzz January 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I’d put this in the category of ‘OOOOPS!’

  2. Leonidas January 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Staff can be replaced. He is better off with a staff more in line with his political positions. Better they resign than sabotage him.

    • Zzzzz January 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      You mean more in line with his NEW political positions. If the party had left him, rather than the other way around, his staff would have probably stuck around. They would still be working for the same issues as before, just as part of a different party.

      • JeffersonDavis January 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

        I agree, Zzzzz. He most likely switched parties simply to avoid defeat next year or in 2012 (and probably because he was offered a deal by the GOP).