Mormons are on the news today. Kyle Sampson, former chief of staff to Alberto Gonzales, is in the firestorm regarding the firing of US Attorneys.

Part of the story is below:

He arrived in Washington in 1999, around his 30th birthday, with impeccable credentials — at least for a man his age — among religious conservatives. A native of Utah and a Mormon, he had completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. Mr. Sampson then followed the lead of Dallin H. Oaks, the former president of Brigham Young, by attending the University of Chicago for law school, another bastion of conservatism.

In addition Brett Tolman, the current US Attorney for Utah, who beat out Sampson for that spot is also mentioned in the news. Here is an earlier link to the competition for the Utah US Attorney position that ensued.  Brett is also LDS as I went to high school with him and his father was my Seminary Teacher. I also took his wife to Prom (before she was his wife), but that is another story…

This is certainly interesting and, if nothing else, lets the US public know that Mormons are in high ranking positions in the conservative Neocon administration making Romney more palatable.