Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)

has hired criminally-indicted ex-Rep. Tom DeLay’s (R-TX) former spokesman Kevin Madden to help gear up for his presidential run, the AP reports.

UPDATE: Ezra Klein writes, “Mitt Romney has named his two primary economic advisors for the 2008 campaign, and, to his credit, they’re proponents of, quite arguably, the most politically radioactive ideas in economics.”