ACORN affiliate: We'd like $6 million more in taxpayer money, please

Pelosi’s going to do everything she can to avoid a vote on the Senate measure that passed today so let’s throw as much wood on the fire as we can. Smell that smoke, Nancy:

ACORN Institute has filed two separate applications with the Commerce Department [for stimulus money]. One in the amount of $3,172,042 and the other in amount of $2,999,903.

The grant description reads as follows:

“The Digital Empowerment Project bridges the digital divide in low-income and minority populations by promoting adoption through grassroots outreach, training participants in computer centers; and providing in-home computers and broadband access. This approach is based on research-driven practices and ensures an efficient and scalable effort to facilitate broadband in disadvantaged populations.”…

As The Examiner has previously reported, ACORN remains eligible for over $8 billion in federal funding through stimulus money and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Meanwhile, Jonah Goldberg enjoys the cosmic irony of ACORN becoming radioactive under “their dream president.” I’ve wracked my brain trying to come up with a devil’s-advocate defense of the group and here’s the pathetic best I can do: Hannah Giles looks like a movie star, which makes her about as convincing a prostitute as Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” If that didn’t set off any alarm bells at ACORN, they must not be used to dealing with pimps and their clientele. Good enough? No, not for me either. Incidentally, I’m hearing through the grapevine that there might perhaps, maybe, possibly, perchance be a few videos from her and O’Keefe still to come. You’ll want to keep your browser pointed right here this week when you log on in the morning.