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Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ‘Get Rid Of This Cretin Immediately’

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker‘s SuperPAC.

Dayspring is well-known for his hotheaded ways. His personality has even earned him a nickname in certain GOP circles: “Brad Dayscream.” As most who travel political Washington terrain know, when he departed then-House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s office, he nearly came to blows with a senior staffer.

Bozell, who was speaking in his capacity as Chairman of ForAmerica, is obviously not president of the Brad Dayspring Fan Club.

“Gov. Walker should have known better than to hire Brad Dayspring, the worst GOP anti-conservative hit man in Washington,” Bozell wrote in a statement released Wednesday. “Brad Dayspring has a despicable record using character assassination to besmirch the reputations of conservative candidates and public policy leaders. He’s paid to do the ugly work of the Washington establishment. He is the personification of everything that’s wrong in politics today.

“Gov. Walker, people are policy. If you want conservatives’ support, you need to get rid of this cretin immediately.”

Wow. Cretin? Brad Dayspring is not that bad is he? (Cretin, by the way, according to an online search, means 1. a stupid person and 2. a person who is deformed and mentally handicapped because of congenital thyroid deficiency. We’ll assume Bozell meant the former.)

On another note, isn’t calling someone a “cretin” something of a character assassination? (Just asking questions.)

In other Dayspring news… he may want to avoid criticizing Jeb Bush. Considering he was telling folks he was likely going to be his communication’s director, it might look unseemly for him to be critiquing Bush as he works for his second choice.

More specifically, The Mirror has learned that Dayspring was telling people that he worked closely with Bush senior strategist David Kochel and Kochel was pretty impressed with Dayspring.

“It was made clear to him that it wasn’t going to happen and now he’s with his runner-up, Walker’s SuperPAC,” a Mirror spy explained.

The Mirror sought comment from Dayspring.