“ACORN, as you know, is no stranger to the spotlight,” the spotlight-familiar Rep. Michele Bachmann said outside the Capitol this morning as she repeated claims made on Glenn Beck’s TV show last night and a Washington Times column yesterday, both of which were reported on by Fox News.
“Yet no matter how many times prosecutors investigate and even indict ACORN and their employees, they emerge unblemished as far as the federal government is concerned from having access to federal tax dollars,” she said this morning.
Perhaps she was reading from her Washington Times op-ed, which begins with nearly identical terms: “ACORN is no stranger to the spotlight. It has been said there are certain shades of limelight that can ruin one’s complexion. Yet no matter how many times prosecutors investigate and even indict ACORN and its employees, they emerge unblemished as far as the federal government is concerned.”
In all three media outlets, Bachmann repeats her belief that ACORN shouldn’t receive federal housing funding, and today she announced she’ll be introducing separate legislation to prevent agencies indicted for voter fraud from receiving such funds, a move Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele publicly backed this afternoon. Meanwhile, the GOP has launched a fundraising campaign that invokes the “leftist activists” of ACORN.
She appeared in Washington today with Heather Heidelbaugh, an ACORN “whistleblower.”
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