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The Rocky reports that George Nethercutt is considering hiring Dick Wadhams to run his campaign against Sen. Patty Murray. The headline, "Dems have GOP 'attack dog' laughing like hyena," is less than flattering. But Wadhams is a smart operator, doesn't pull punches, and can run a campaign outside Colorado. Nethercutt defeated sitting House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, and has a real shot at taking out Murray next year. Hiring Wadhams would just about guarantee that Apple-Staters will hear a lot about Osama bin-Laden's philanthropic efforts to build day-care centers in Afghanistan.