Tim Griffin, who was already at the center of a storm of controversy over the White House Attorney General firings, was hired by Fred Thompson's Campaign for President as a communications consultant earlier this month. Muckraker reports that allegations that he was connected with attempts in Florida during the 2004 election to target and to challenge African Americans in mostly white Duval County have been strengthened by a comparative analysis of the list of 1,800 names targeted by the Republican National Committee.
Fred Thompson has not projected the appearance of propriety with this controversial hiring. Surely there are other effective consultants out there than one with such insidious ties to Karl Rove and the Bush White House.
I'm not sure ANY person with an R behind his name would qualify as non-controversial these days--especially considering your assertion that challenging a voter who is having mail forwarded to a place other than the address listed on his/her voter registration constitutes something nefarious.
Here's my take.