Keith Hall, the youngest Director of a state department for homeland security, resigned on Friday June 11. The resignation had nothing to do with the ongoing investigation into merit system abuses in the hiring of state workers, though, as the Lexington Herald Leader reported, the resignation came two hours after he was served with a subpoena. The next Wednesday, he spent about 5 or so minutes pleading the fifth (apparently) in front of the grand jury investigating the scandal. Not only was Mr. Hall the youngest director of an office of Homeland Security, he also may have been the most unqualified director who was not also having an affair with a governor. I don't have any information on Hall's ralationship with Felcher, but I assume that he at least had security clearance. Here is his experience as obtained from a cached page describing the director:
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