For anyone watching something other than ABC, NBC, & CBS, you would be aware of a brewing scandal regarding ACORN — Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Check out this Fox News story of one of the at least 5 different videos from 5 different cities where ACORN employees tried to help a couple run a child prostitution business out of government subsidized housing. This organization needs to be investigated and shut down.
Delaware’s own State Representative, John Kowalko, is a proud ACORN member and he defends the organization in a News Journal article. Kowalko says that “the video[s were] part of a conservative smear campaign to destroy an organization”. If Kowalko means it is a “smear” to show that ACORN routinely violates State and Federal laws and promotes child prostitution, then he really needs to find a new line of work.
But I’m not worried about him. I’m more shocked that Governor Jack Markell is an ACORN supporter. Governor Markell’s Political Action Committee, The Committee For A Better Future, paid ACORN over $14,000 in his 2008 Primary win over former Lt. Gov. Carney. Technically, he sent the money to “Citizens Services, Inc.” But, Citizens Services, Inc. has the exact same New Orleans street address as… ACORN. On primary day, it was widely rumored within Wilmington that Markell was paying ACORN “volunteers” twice the daily rate of $100 per canvasser. Now we know where the money was coming from – ACORN.
Will Markell publicly distance himself from a group that he paid $14,000 to to help him get elected?