Rove’s Gal Friday Quits (Or How Often Do You Get Jack Abramoff, Bruce Springsteen, and Andrea Bocelli In One Headline?)

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Susan Ralston, who has the distinction of having worked for two of the most disliked Republicans in the country pre-Mark Foley, is outta here: She quit her job as Karl Rove’s exec assistant on Friday (see also “taking out the trash”), in the wake (sort of) of the fascinating report on her ex-boss Jack Abramoff’s “contacts” with the White House. Among other things, Abramoff gave Ralston free tickets to the Wizards, Caps, Orioles, and Springsteen and Andrea Bocelli shows.

Talk about Born to Run.

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