Harshbarger Releases ACORN Report
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger was hired to conduct an "independent" review of ACORN and its operations. Today he released his findings. Mike Flynn at www.biggovernment.com reports that:
Well, ACORN retained a law firm to investigate its operations and, surprise, the law firm found that ACORN hadn't done anything wrong in the undercover videos filmed by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. The review, overseen by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harschbarger, a long-time ally of ACORN, found that any problems within ACORN are, gosh darn it, simply because ACORN was too successful, i.e. grew too big and too fast. The problems are also mostly, conveniently, the result of people who are no longer employed by ACORN, i.e. Wade Rathke.
The entire report can be summed up: Wade Rathke really made a mess of things. The current management, i.e. Bertha Lewis, has been trying to reform the organization and she is really, really committed to it now. ACORN has a "roadmap" for reform that, while it may take a while to implement, will really fix everything you thought was wrong with ACORN. Just trust them.
We'll be bringing you more information and commentary on the report throughout the afternoon.
For now, you can read the full report here.