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Former Defense Dept. Spokesman Signs On To Clean Up BP's Image

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What does BP get out of the deal? Here's Allen's quick rundown of Morrell's recent career:

Morrell, 42, has worked both sides of the podium: He covered the White House for ABC News, then was Pentagon press secretary throughout the tenure of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, spanning two presidencies and consumed by two wars.

What does Morrell get? If the checks handed out to other high-level BP employees -- even after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill ruined BP's reputation -- are any judge, quite a healthy sum.

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