A sacked aide to the Republican Study Committee, a group of House conservatives, has joined the office of Sen. Ted Cruz.Flashback to when Teller was fired:
Paul Teller, who was fired in December as executive director of the RSC after leaking private conversations of members, will serve as deputy chief of staff for the Texas Republican firebrand, Cruz’s office said Monday morning.
According to GOP aides familiar with the decision, the ouster came after Scalise learned this week that Teller had been working with outside conservative groups against the two-year budget deal that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) unveiled Tuesday night.The funny thing is that amongst today's conservatives, pulling off a stunt like that is a badge of honor when it should really be a big red flag that you're not really very good at what you're trying to do. As a staffer, your job is to represent your boss. Obviously, there are times when staffers decide to secretly undermine their bosses, whether for reasons of conscience or in pursuit of a less idealistic agenda. But if you undermine your boss and you get caught, you're not a hero, you're a dope. And that's apparently qualifies you to be deputy chief of staff for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Calgary).