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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ACORN suspends services, orders audit

With the uncertainty of whether or not there are more videos and revelations forthcoming, ACORN has tried another tactic in response to the shocking undercover videos that have been released thus far. ACORN is obviously trying to get in front of the growing scandal.

ACORN says workers conduct 'indefensible'

ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees "indefensible," has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.

ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement that she was "ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN's service programs until completion of an independent review."

[…] (Thanks to HotAir Headlines)

What needs to be remembered is how their response progressed.

This was just one office, it was tried at a number of others and failed

The video is doctored and doesn’t show the true story. Despite that claim, they fired the employees.

This is a racist attack.

We are just community organizers like the President was.

Considering, as noted in that story, ACORN already had an advisory panel in place to deal with previous management problems, much skepticism is warranted towards their latest reaction. It is more likely that they are trying to create time to buy more paper shredders and to find out if any other offices were tagged so they can preemptively fire those employees.

Considering how far this could go, with serious criminal indictments, convictions and federal money already in danger of being denied, admitting to some failures now is certainly much less damaging.

Let’s also not forget that President Obama was very involved with ACORN, including during his campaign for President. Jill Stanek recounts some connections that really do make one wonder if that scandal could reach the White House.

[…] Now it turns out ACORN, the SEIU, Obama, and even Blagojevich are all somehow connected. There is a reason why both IL senators - Burris and Durbin - were among the 7 voting to retain funding of ACORN yesterday. I knew it before I scanned the roll call. Many State of IL officials are in bed with the SEIU, even AG Lisa Madigan. […] (source)

But of course for some, it is only about hating Glenn Beck, or this is all about being racist. Illegal activities, aiding child prostitution/slavery, etc. are minor matters that just need to be put aside. Such a position is so pathetic and morally bankrupt that even liberal Jon Stewart awakens slightly  to say Are you f*** kidding me!?! as he chides the mainstream media for being scooped on such an explosive and important story. The Beck haters linked to earlier should stick around for the end of that Stewart video. It might be hoping for too much but maybe the correct lesson will sink in this time.


More about the SEIU and ACORN relationship here at Big Government.


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