Here’s a curious development for you: Brian Rogers, spokesperson for John McCain’s presidential campaign last year, is now working for Al Gore.

Rogers sent an email dispatch on Friday announcing his new job as research director for Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection. In the email, Rogers said he will be “working on the Repower America campaign to pass comprehensive energy and climate change legislation.”

On the campaign trail last year, Rogers’ shining moments included attacking Barack Obama for opposing increased domestic oil and gas production, arguing that Obama lived in “a frickin’ mansion” that was “bought in a shady deal with a convicted felon,” and insinuating that Obama is an “arugula-eating, pointy headed professor-type.”

I guess we’re supposed to say something about strange bedfellows here …

UPDATE: TPMDC got a reaction from Rogers’ former coworker, McCain campaign deputy communications director Michael Goldfarb: “Everybody knew Rogers was a tree-hugger, but I didn’t think he’d take it this far. He’s dead to me.”

Ouch.