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If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

WaPo's Dana Milbank Sears Bertha Lewis of ACORN

In what may well be the first of it's kind, a scathing report by the Washington Post's, Dana Milbank presents a very scathing report of Bertha Lewis' appearance before the National Press Club yesterday.

In the very first paragraph Milbank heaps scorn on Lewis,
She came to the National Press Club on Tuesday, ostensibly to report on the community group's "internal probe" into the ACORN workers who were caught on tape advising people posing as a pimp and a prostitute...

As the Billy May's commercials say...but wait there's more! Of course, Ms. Lewis isn't to blame for any of the problems now facing ACORN...it's all the "previous admnistrations fault." (Haven't we heard that somewhere before? Oh, yeah, the current President Obama uses that refrain as an excuse for all of the chickens now coming home to roost.)
In creativity, the ACORN boss's denials were matched only by her assignments of blame. She blamed her predecessor: "I don't think it's fair to judge me, as I'm cleaning up a previous administration." She blamed the powerful: "We've seen this play before, whether it was the civil rights movement or whatever, when you organize poor people to have real power, what you do is often turned against you."

But to listen to Ms. Lewis, it's all a Republican plot...
And most of all, she blamed Republicans: "The RNC . . . because we've been inflated as the boogeyman, raises almost $2 million a day, every day, and this form of modern-day ACORN McCarthyism has got to stop."

You just can't make this stuff up. I strongly suspect that within a couple of months, there will be a new CEO at ACORN, if of course, there's still an ACORN left. Is this the MSM finally doing it's job, reporting factual news, or merely WaPo Playing catch up?

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