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."
Here's Jon Stewart's take on this investigation via www.instapundit.com:
Follow the link for the video (I haven't figured out how to embed video yet).
This investigation was done for less than $3,000.00...and I understand that there are several more videos from other ACORN offices still to be released. ACORN is corrupt. It is built on a corrupt foundation and is now tottering (I sincerely hope) and this is an attempt to avert it's collapse.
UPDATE: Here's an idea...if ACORN is a corrupt organization...
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN..."I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school..So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it....when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it."http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204518504574416833436798004.html
...wouldn't that association to a corrupt organization, perhaps, mark those who are associated to it corrupt? After all, Mr. Obama's campaign paid ACORN $800,000.00 for "organizing" and "voter registration". This while 16 states are prosecuting ACORN offices for falsifying voter registration records.
When Glen Beck showed the San Bernardino video, he opined that:
America, ask yourself this question. Either ACORN has the most corrupt hiring practices, lowest standards or you just can't find anyone in the inner city that's a decent human being...Now, I don't believe that one. I don't think ACORN wants to make that case. Really? Well, that's the case you'd better make, ACORN.
The really amusing point is that NPR's Frank James makes exactly that point to excuse this sort of corruption, this the day before Mr. Beck showed the video.
It's also important to keep in mind that ACORN's workers are coming from the same low-income neighborhoods the organization serves, with all that entails--poor schools, high crime and the sorts of social problems that have been documented for decades. So the flaws conservatives are pointing out about ACORN are not so much problems associated with that organization per se but more about the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.
I suppose this means that if you are a minority and live in the inner city, it's ok to be corrupt.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Minn Gov. Tim Pawlenty has ordered a review of state government ties to ACORN.