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Give me my money back, you...lobbyist

The University of Tennessee has booted another criminal from its lucrative employ. Van D. Hipp Jr., the man hired by the UT Memphis campus to lobby on their behalf in DC, was unceremoniously sacked yesterday. It was recently "discovered" that Hipp has a bit of a checkered past. Said past includes 14 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor convictions. You know, no big whoop. At least they were good, wholesome crimes...wire fraud, phone sex scam, campaign corruption. Seriously, this guy had to wear an elctronic monitoring device and was under house arrest. He couldn't have gotten a job at the post office, but UT signed him up.
We'll still pay him the pro-rated amount we owe him. After all he did help "get tentative language in pending defense spending bills in the House and Senate that eventually may provide $4.25 million to $8.5 million for programs at UT's Memphis campus." Well, gosh, if he was that close, why don't we just give him the full hundy?
I shouldn't bitch about UT's lack of quality control. I have a sneaking suspicion that half-ass background checks might be a big part of why I am currently employed full-time.
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