Rove-protege Tim Griffin can’t find a job.

Former U.S. attorney in Arkansas and Karl Rove-protege Tim Griffin “is using a legal search firm and sources say Griffin is touting his political connections as leverage into a white collar or government relations practice.” But he’s having some trouble:

“His timing is just bad,” says a Washington recruiter at a national search firm. “He’s a politico, not a litigator, which people just don’t care about. If you’re a U.S. attorney with no experience someone is not going to bring you on board to create or enhance a practice.”

One chairman of a national firm says his firm was contacted regarding Griffin but declined. “We got a phone call from a recruiter on his behalf but wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole,” says the chairman. “Colleagues who I trust and respect said to take a pass.”