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Posted: 9/20/2009 4:06:08 PM EST


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_on_go_ot/us_congress_acorn

WASHINGTON – The community organizing group ACORN said Wednesday it is ordering an independent investigation after its employees were caught on camera appearing to advise a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp to lie about the woman's profession to get housing help.

The group, which came under fire from conservatives for alleged voter fraud in 2008, said it is refusing new admissions into its service programs.

The group, which advocates for poor people, conducted a massive voter registration effort last year and became a target of conservatives when some employees were accused of submitting false registration forms with names such as "Mickey Mouse." ACORN has said only a handful of employees submitted false registration forms and did so in a bid to boost their pay.

ACORN will work with its advisory council, which includes prominent supporters of President Barack Obama, such as John Podesta, president of the nonprofit Center for American Progress, and Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to name an independent auditor and investigator, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement.

The investigation will examine all the systems and processes called into question by the video, Lewis said.

In addition, ACORN won't accept new admissions into its community service programs, effective immediately, and within the next few days will conduct staff training, she said.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:09:12 PM EST
Rangel style...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:20:17 PM EST

Isn't this a little like the fox guarding the hen house? And I really trust the SEIU appointing an auditor.

I mean, WTF?

How many people actually believe this crap? This has to stop.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:26:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By DSRV:

Isn't this a little like the fox guarding the hen house? And I really trust the SEIU appointing an auditor.

I mean, WTF?

How many people actually believe this crap? This has to stop.



Welcome to Mickey Mouse Presidency!!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:28:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:28:43 PM EST by thexrayboy]
ACORN will investigate itself? Color me shocked.

But then again why should they be given special scrutiny.
We let the Fed police itself, we let the treasury police itself,
we let the IRS etc. etc. ad nauseaum ad infinitum police themselves.
We're lucky if Congress finds the time to even talk to these agencis
let alone actually supervise them.


Why should ACORN be any different. They've recieved so much .gov
money they might as well be a government agency just like all the others.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:33:35 PM EST
too late for that!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:34:41 PM EST
And the MSM will report how good a job they are doing...

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:39:33 PM EST
Ok, good I feel better now!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:47:45 PM EST
I feel better already.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:50:44 PM EST
Well good. I'm sure they'll do a bang-up job.

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Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:59:31 PM EST
If they give me $5M, I'll investigate them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:01:38 PM EST
That's a joke. The whole thing is a really bad joke
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:21:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2009 12:33:39 PM EST by TomHighway]
That bitch Bertha Lewis was on Fox News Sunday today. Chris Wallace ate her ass out, er, well you know what I mean.

Lewis never really answered a single question. We just got the yarn about how ACORN only does good and is there to help poor people [get hooked up to the taxpayers's tit] and how she had fired all the bad apples and restructured the whole pile of steaming shit.

I just hope Congress sicks a RICO prosecutor on their asses. Then, we can turn over some rocks and watch the worms scamper for cover.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:27:00 PM EST
I am sure they will conduct a very thorough investigation and report honestly and fully on the results.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:27:49 PM EST
Good! We'll finally get to the bottom of these shenanigans.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:27:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By LearningToLive:
I am sure they will conduct a very thorough investigation and report honestly and fully on the results.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:32:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:50:09 PM EST by CouncilOfDave]

"I have to find myself."
"With everybody looking up their own asses, my bet is nobody finds nothin'."
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:35:47 PM EST
Good to know. Now I can finally sleep well.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:37:03 PM EST
Obama should send the Wookiee as lead lawyer.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:37:45 PM EST
Criminals investigating criminals....just what the doctor ordered.



HH
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:38:44 PM EST
I'm sure they'll find all kinds of corruption and cut themselves off from federal funding....
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:39:15 PM EST

Your typical Democratic "thorough" investigation!!!

AC
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:39:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Criminals investigating criminals....just what the doctor ordered.



HH


Kind of sounds like when the government investigates government wronging.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:58:25 PM EST
The cops investigate themselves.

The feds investigate themselves.

Why should acorn be any different?
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