Even now, Michigan AG Mike Cox cannot bring himself to fire the crazed, stalking bigot, assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell for "conduct unbecoming a state employee." Earlier reports said Shirvell had been fired. Not true. And Cox reserved his anger for governor Granholm, who said she would have fired Shirvell:

"I don't know why she's so freaking irresponsible. ... She went to Harvard Law School," Cox said. "The civil service rules are a huge shield for free speech, and she knows that."

But stalking, and harassing a student who has done nothing wrong but be gay and making a total ass of himself certainly qualifies as "conduct unbecoming a state employee." There's one reason Cox cannot fire Shirvell. His Christianist base backs everything Shirvell believes.

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