Thursday, September 24, 2009

"By now most Americans are familiar with the acronym ACORN...--and all it's attendant problems -- charges of voter registration fraud, embezzlement, tax arrears, corruption, illegal immigration, prostitution, tax evasion, and child abuse...Quite a dirty laundry list for an organization that once pursued the purest of ideals..."

Kathleen Parker, "ACORN's Overdue Unraveling," The Washington Post, September 23, 2009

Oh Kathleen, what a hit job: attack by stitching together some facts, rumor, hysteria, innuendo, revelations and, of course, the conservative sting. But didn't you leave out a few things, like "Who killed Elvis?" And then to juxapose this horrific list with the taudry "pursuit of ideals."

Let's wait for the investigations.

It's hard for me to believe that even a pissed-off ACORN break-off faction would glory in a conservative sting. Community organizations are known for their infighting and factionalizing -- like families and churches. I would take the factionalizers with a grain of salt

I can't help think about another group of leaders who, motivated by grand ideals (so they said), tried to rid the world of phantom WMDs, spent billions, killed thousands, tortured hundreds, fueled corruption -- and got away with it.

All sins should be acknowledged and punished. Right Kathleen?

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