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Next Up For Obama: College Football?

Seriously, what’s Conservative about a Republican AG inviting the Obama Justice Department to stick its nose into the college football championship process? Maybe we should just let Holder and Obama make the call based upon their pool picks?

One blogger points out that Mark Shurtleff is likely just trying to keep the issue alive for his supposed primary run by putting his own effort off until Obama turns him down. But if he doesn’t have the money to pursue it, as he now claims, why did he bring it up? All politics all the time? I don’t know, but the whole thing strikes me as unserious, at best.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff plans to formally ask officials with the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved in his controversial investigation into college football’s Bowl Championship Series.

In an interview with KSL NewsRadio, Shurtleff said he plans to make a pitch to the Justice Department to bring the weight of its anti-trust division into the probe. “Because they have the resources that Utah does not have,” Shurtleff said. “Taking on the BCS is a huge undertaking financially.”