The Acorn Sting Revisited

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    The Public Editor - The Acorn Sting Revisited - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com

    interesting article and letters/comments that followed.

    The Public Editor - The Acorn Sting Revisited - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28pubed.html
     
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    When conservatives had power under Reagan, Gingrich, Bush Sr and Junior, all was good with the world of politics. Out of power the wackos come out of the woodwork. Notice how O'Keefe's interest in getting dirt on others was getting dirt on an organization that helped the lower classes, and was identified with the current administration. Consider that O'Keefe and the other stooges didn't investigate whether there were WMDs in Iraq, whether there was corruption in corporate America, rather they had inappropriate conversations about prostitution with staffers who didn't have the good sense to smell a rat. The case clearly demonstrates when power is lost, scruples are lost too. How much more of the entire conservative republican witch hunt on the poor was correct may never be known.



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