Turns out they might be kind of shady. Who knew?

Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat and fierce partisan, suggested a congressional probe after scathing testimony about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) during a hearing on various voting issues related to the 2008 presidential election.

Mr. Conyers called the accusations “a pretty serious matter.”

“I think that it would be something that would be worth our time,” he said during Thursday’s hearing. “We’ve never had one person representing ACORN before the committee. … I think in all fairness we ought to really examine it.”

The testimony by Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh accused the nonprofit group of violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by, among other things, sharing with the Barack Obama campaign a list of the Democrat’s maxed-out campaign donors so ACORN could use it to solicit them for a get-out-the-vote drive.

Follow the link for details on an exciting new program known as “muscle for the money,” in which communities “organize” in front of protest targets until they’re paid to go away, and the inevitable Democratic pushback against Conyers’s surprising call for an investigation. Exit question: ACORN and Team Barry exchanging donor information? I’m shocked, shocked.