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Calif. A-G Jerry Brown Plans To Rig ACORN Probe?

November 12, 2009

Jerry Brown, the ethically challenged left-winger who serves as California’s Democratic attorney general, won’t conduct an honest probe of ACORN, according to an ACORN insider. ACORN has been in hot water since September when undercover videos surfaced showing its employees bending over backwards to counsel clients to break the law. In the videos conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe portrayed a pimp and Hannah Giles portrayed a prostitute.

David Lagstein, ACORN’s lead organizer in San Diego, was recorded telling a group that Brown is a “political animal” and that “certainly every bit of communication we have had with them [Brown's office] has suggested that the fault will be found with the people that did the [hidden-camera prostitution sting] video — not with ACORN.”

It is illegal in California to secretly record people without their consent.

Lagstein made the comments, first reported by BigGovernment.com, at a Democratic gathering on Oct. 15. Brown aides also secretly recorded phone conversations with journalists. “We’ll see if Brown believes the law applies to his staff as well as the young filmmakers,” BigGovernment.com wonders.

Retired Judge Andrew Napolitano told Glenn Beck on his TV show that there should be an investigation into Lagstein’s comments. Although Brown is elected, as opposed to being appointed by the governor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is allowed to investigate this budding scandal and he should do so, Napolitano said.

Meanwhile, ACORN is suing the U.S. government to have federal funding to it restored.

The lawsuit was filed with the assistance of the allegedly terrorist-funded Center for Constitutional Rights.

ACORN claims the congressionally approved cutoff of federal funding that expires Dec. 18 violates the Constitution’s prohibition on bills of attainder, along with ACORN’s free speech and due process rights.

“Poor ACORN,” said Beck.

10 Comments
  1. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 12, 2009 10:04 pm

    I worked in California while Jerry was The Gov. He hung out with Linda Ronstadt to long she completely fried his brain. She is currently a drooling imbcile.

    • Rogert permalink
      November 13, 2009 6:32 am

      So is he.

  2. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 13, 2009 2:46 am

    I remember a few journalists refering to Brown as Governor Moonbeam.

  3. Cas Balicki permalink
    November 13, 2009 6:22 am

    You’ve gotta love the pure cheek. After being caught red handed in a video sting, ACORN’s defence is based in part on a bill of attainder, which implies that ACORN feels their funding from the government whose laws they counselled against should continue until it is actually found guilty in a court of law. As the pundits say, you can’t make this stuff up. Have we moved beyond satire yet?

  4. Rogert permalink
    November 13, 2009 6:30 am

    I actually voted for him for his second term. It was the beginning of the end for my votes to the democrat party. Instead of living in the governor’s mansion, he kept an apartment, where he slept on a mattress on the floor. He is the poster child for eccentricity.

    I remember his run for the presidency; pathetic showing. He couldn’t even carry California. He has rigged the language on voters ballot issues.
    Now he wants to try for the governor’s seat once again. Lord, help us!

    With the increased demographics weighing in even heavier on the “fruits and nuts” faction…he might even make it.

    The democrats in Sacramento are totally and completely out of touch with reality and “Moonbeam” fits right in, almost as a focal point.

    Scary, huh?

  5. John Davidson permalink
    November 13, 2009 7:18 am

    The problem with these corrupt politicians is that they take care of each other even though they’re illegally insane. They openly flaunt the law.

    • Rogert permalink
      November 13, 2009 7:29 am

      They’re above it…haven’t you heard?
      Mandatory Health Plan…so wonderful, but the pols are exempt.
      Taxes are strictly enforced…unless you’re a democrat senator/representative. They have employee exemption.

  6. peachey permalink
    November 13, 2009 2:25 pm

    Jerry Brown has given a new definition to the term dunderhead. Can anyone be so bold as to give a thumb’s up to ACORN and not expect it to leak out to the public? Or, does he believe that nothing will ever come of it because his butt is covered by fellow corrupt politicans?

  7. Rogert permalink
    November 13, 2009 3:22 pm

    Yeah…pretty much says it all. Wrap it up with, “he doesn’t care,” and it tops it off. It’s called thumbing your nose at the electorate. Remember, he is in California…near San Fran…it is rare that a democrat loses anyway, but especially there. He fits in so well.

  8. In the Know permalink
    November 16, 2009 7:38 am

    “Remember, he is in California…near San Fran…it is rare that a democrat loses anyway, but especially there.”

    Don’t be surprised if it happens though. For years the lefties have taken advantage of the “busy” conservatives who couldn’t find time to vote. Now we see conservative rallies in the 10′s of thousands. No federal government school system buses bringing them in like leftist “protests”. These people are jobless and have been forced to deal with the problem…hopefully it’s not too late.

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