Saturday, September 19, 2009

ACORN: The Punchline

San Diego:

The employee, Juan Carlos Vera, was eventually fired. But there was some hesitation among the ACORN management. From the Union-Tribune:

NATIONAL CITY - Local ACORN officials reversed an earlier decision Thursday afternoon and fired a community organizer who was caught on video providing advice about human smuggling to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute.

In an afternoon press conference, David Lagstein said he believed his employee, Juan Carlos Vera, did his best to deal with a challenging situation, and would not be disciplined.

But two hours later, Lagstein stated he had reevaluated the videos posted online in which Vera was secretly filmed answering questions about smuggling people across the Tijuana border. Lagstein said in his earlier evaluation, he had only found a short, 52-second video, and not a longer seven-minute video. After consulting with supervisors and state ACORN officials, he decided Vera had contradicted his earlier statements and his conduct was "unacceptable."

As for the punchline that ACORN has become:

Doug Ross has an ACORN employment application - here.

Jay Leno comments - here.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal ordered all state funding to ACORN stopped - here.

And The Jawa Report suspects shenanigans with a recently uncovered ACORN police report - here.

From Townhall:

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