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Obama Seeks Reversal of ACORN Investigation Into McCain Investigation

I was certain I had posted on Barack Obama's attempt to not only stop the investigations into ACORN, but reverse them whole-cloth into investigations of the McCain campaign. Apparently, I had not. Oooops. Rest assured, my friend Andy McCarthy has at National Review this morning. And he nails hide - not Jello-O - to wall.

Before we get to that last farcical assertion (by the guy who wants to be responsible for enforcing federal law, no less), Obama ought to be embarrassed by the sheer stupidity the letter conveys.

Bauer addresses his complaints to both Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Connecticut U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy. Why Dannehy? Because, according to Bauer, she is the "Special Prosecutor" appointed by Mukasey to investigate whether crimes were committed in connection with President Bush's firing of nine U.S. attorneys. "The appointment of a Special Prosecutor was necessary," Obama's legal beagle opines, "because the Department's leadership was the focus of the investigation and unable to credibly undertake an independent, professional and credible inquiry."

Wrong. Glenn Fine, the DOJ inspector-general appointed by President Clinton and retained by President Bush (since keeping George Tenet on at CIA was apparently not enough), issued a Democrat-pleasing report calling for an investigation of the already mega-investigated U.S. attorney firings -- notwithstanding that the president's termination of executive branch appointees is not a crime. Mukasey responded by selecting Dannehy to lead the probe. But Dannehy is not a "Special Prosecutor."

Go read it all. Thanks, Andy.


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Comments (5)

silly issue, silly article.... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

silly issue, silly article.

mccain is offering smears against obama regarding ACORN. why are they smears? if someone signs up as mickey mouse, or if minimum-wage registration workers share names hoping to get a bigger paycheck, it may represent a fraudulent registration committed outside the control of ACORN, but it doesnt point to any kind of intent anywhere to cast fraudulent votes. ACORN screens the registrations they receive THEMSELVES, and reports any irregularities they find, including in this case. mccains attempt to make this a campaign issue is a dishonest scare tactic...............

who would like to explain why mccain was a KEYNOTE SPEAKER for ACORN only 2 years ago, calling them HEROES . .. ???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdlgiqCzch8

peabody3000 - "mccain i... (Below threshold)
marc:

peabody3000 - "mccain is offering smears against obama regarding ACORN. why are they smears? if someone signs up as mickey mouse, or if minimum-wage registration workers share names hoping to get a bigger paycheck, it may represent a fraudulent registration committed outside the control of ACORN, but it doesnt point to any kind of intent anywhere to cast fraudulent votes."

And you're seriously misguided, misinformed, or drowning in your own Kool-Aid.

Case in point, Ohio.

The (dem) Sec of State with the full blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court (one one will all those "evil Bush appointees" on it) has in her database the full record of registered voters including those registered by ACORN many of which are fake for one reason or another.

Based on the court decision she DOES NOT have to provide that database to Ohio's local county board of elections.

The end result is the local boards have no way to verify some of the votes that will be cast in the election.

And yes, before you get stupid and jump... Mickey Mouse's vote won't be counted.

BUT without that database access many votes cast in duplicate or from nonexistent addressees will be counted.

who would like to explai... (Below threshold)
sue:

who would like to explain why mccain was a KEYNOTE SPEAKER for ACORN only 2 years ago, calling them HEROES . .. ???

I will. It's an easy answer. The rally was an IMMIGRATION rally. As much as I don't agree with McCain on this, it's been well known that McCain has a concern for the issue of illegal immigrants. It's no suprise that he would speak there.

Additionally Acorn is not telling the whole truth. (suprise, suprise) Not only do they not say that it was an immigration rally when they boast and muddy the waters now by saying McCain talked at their rally, but Acorn only co-sponsored it. It was co-sponsored by at least 8 other groups.

McCain speaking there had nothing to do with approving of Acorn, nor being associated with Acorn. They were just one group of many, and the topic was not voter registration; it was immigration.

Additionally McCains comment that they were heros was not meant simply for Acorn, but all the groups IN REGARD TO IMMIGRATION.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/acorn-mccain-have-you-lost/story.aspx?guid={9DF1C9E0-F0BA-4509-B4EC-AF741171DEAC}&dist=hppr

MIAMI, Oct 13, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Senator Allied with ACORN as Recently as 2006, Now Turns Cold Shoulder

U.S. Senator John McCain's recent attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), are puzzling given his historic support for the organization and its efforts on behalf of immigrant Americans. As recently as February 20, 2006, Senator McCain was the keynote speaker at an ACORN-sponsored Immigration Rally in Miami, Florida at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus.

The rally, co-sponsored by ACORN in partnership with the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC), Catholic League Services - Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Miami Dade College, People for the American Way/Mi Familia/Vota en Accion, the Service Employees International Union, and UNITE/HERE, was intended to call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Peabody;Some peopl... (Below threshold)
chironomo:

Peabody;

Some people cannot be convinced of a point regardless of evidence. This seems to be the case with you, and with a large contingent of Obama supporters. For each instance of documented corruption, quid pro quo earmark money, associations with questionable individuals, episodes from the past that have been covered up, and most recently, blatant pronouncements of socialist policies he supports, Obama supporters have an excuse as to why it is simply an attack from the Republican Attack Machine. They are not attacks, they are facts. And pointing to similar episodes in McCaine's past is no cover... the fact that two people do bad things does not make both of them right.

Just luuuuuuuv the left-o-c... (Below threshold)
Chris:

Just luuuuuuuv the left-o-crats' obsession with W's administration's dumping of 9 of the 93 total Attornies General, when the Clintonist Regime road into town and summarily dumped ALL 93 of them. Not 10%, but 100%. ALL.

Still waiting for the indignant outcry condemning that politically-motivated "massacre" of tne innocents...... waiting... waiting... hearing only crickets...

Yeah, I though so.

Just like when the Clintons fired pretty much the entire White House post office staff, and countless mail bins stacked up, lining the basement corridors until they found some people with enough expertise to finally dig out from under the backlog. (I used to vanpool with a secretary in the Deputy General Counsel's office during that time. What a joke to see all the "adolescent" newbies running amok and gleefully (and later regretfully) firing the people that could actually run things. A potentially ominous harbinger of things to come.)




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