Saturday, September 19, 2009

New ACORN Debris Flying from the Spinning Rotor (UPDATED)

As politicians across the nation begin to grope with the implications of the latest in a long series of ACORN scandals, a few more bits of debris have flown off the proverbial rotor blades in the last couple of days:
  • In New York, Governor Patterson put ACORN contracts on hold for 30 days.
  • In Georgia, Governor Purdue put the kibosh on future ACORN funding.
  • In Louisiana, Governor Jindal banned ACORN funding.
  • In Minnesota, Governor Pawlenty ordered a review and suspension of ACORN public contracts.
  • In California, ACORN fired a now-tearful worker caught on hidden camera in San Diego advising journalists O'Keefe and Giles on how to smuggle child prostitutes over the border. Gov. Schwarzenegger called on the California attorney general to investigate ACORN. Update: The Santa Ana ACORN office shut down.
  • In Ohio, ACORN suspended its "social services" but "will continue its lobbying work, pushing for health care reform and foreclosure legislation."
But, then again,
  • In Massachusetts, 8 out of 10 Congressional representatives defended ACORN and voted to continue ACORN's federal funding.
Hat tip to Instapundit, And So It Goes in Shrieveport, and American Power, with cheers to

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