O’Malley’s Silence on ACORN
More than a week has passed since Big Government posted the videos of intrepid investigators James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles undercover sting on ACORN’s Baltimore office. O’Keefe and Giles posed as a pimp and prostitute seeking ACORN’s assistance in avoiding federal income taxes on her income, and on purchasing a house for use as a brothel for underage illegal aliens. ACORN officials were all too happy to help. Since that time, subsequent videos revealed similar ACORN assistance in Washington, DC, New York, and California.
Both the US House and Senate have voted to defund ACORN, which has received over $53 million in taxpayer funds over the last 15 years, and the US Census Bureau has severed ties with the group—ACORN was supposed to assist with the 2010 census.
It also turns out that ACORN has been operating illegally in Maryland since 2006.
Yet Governor O’Malley has not issued a statement nor uttered a single word about this scandal, Furthermore, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Patricia Jessamy and wannabe Redskins broadcaster, Attorney General Doug Gansler, are incredulously looking into the possibility of charging O’Keefe and Giles for violating state law in obtaining the video.
One would think that since the story broke in Baltimore, the city where he was mayor, O’Malley would at least condemn ACORN? One would also think that the governor would be eager to do so given that in 2003 ACORN bussed in a group of thugs to protest outside his home, where they—in O’Malley’s words, “unloaded a busload of people shouting pretty ugly things and scared the daylights out of my wife and kids.”
Perhaps O’Malley wants to forget that episode because after the protests ACORN began receiving $50,000 in grants from the city.
Governor, we understand you are busy shaking down Constellation and EDF to create the façade of keeping your undeliverable 2006 campaign promise, and finding new and novel ways to blame your second billion dollar structural deficit on Bob Ehrlich. However, is it too much to ask for you to stop for one second and condemn the egregious acts of ACORN?