Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your Pahrump Cowboys

For starters, Obama paid ACORN, which has endorsed him for president, $800,000 to register new voters, payments his campaign failed to accurately report. (They were disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called Citizen Services Inc. for “advance work.”)
Obama downplays his ties to ACORN, and his campaign denies coordinating with ACORN to register voters.

And in other news today…

In Nevada, state officials say the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team, including quarterback Tony Romo.
"Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada," Secretary of State Ross Miller said, "and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won't be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4."

ACORN… You all remember those guys. Not content to just play fast and loose with mortgage lending practices, they are also heavily into voter registration drives and as a result are the subject of investigations and criminal indictments nationwide. And because all this fraudulent behavior seems to be a result of business-as-usual group-think at the state/local level rather than any nation-wide coordination, it may spare ACORN a RICO investigation but... one can always hope.

What slays us about all this is that the people perpetrating this fraud don’t even make an honest(?) effort at deception. Just fill-out a bunch of voter registration cards with funny names and dump them at the registrar’s office to deal with.

And isn’t it comforting to know that all these “get out the vote” efforts and community organizing is done on your nickel?

But we’re going to give M.T. Suit the benefit of the doubt here. It is indeed rather difficult to accomplish anything of note or consequence… hell, anything at all when his every waking hour is spent distancing himself from unsavory associations.

P.S. Fire up that Short Bus!

And, as The Post reported Monday, another pro-Obama group, Vote Today Ohio, took advantage of a quirk in that state's law, which allows people to register and vote on the same day without having to prove residency, to drive hundreds of people from homeless shelters and drug-rehab centers to the polls.

H/T: Hot Air

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