View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Huckabee and Acorn

Governor Mike Huckabee had a few encounters with ACORN when he was the Governor of Arkansas - where ACORN began.

In an interview with One News Now he recounts one incident with ACORN, which he calls "rent-a-mob":

"Suddenly two buses pull up outside -- they're full of ACORN members [who] walk in, they surround the perimeter of the building, they come to the podium, they surround me personally," he shares.

Then it got "really, really crazy," says Huckabee. "There was one state trooper who was with me, [and] suddenly there were several more being called in....This was an out-of-state meeting with a bunch of people, and [ACORN] just showed up. And they would regularly come to things I did, and yell and scream and hold signs. This was the first time they got physical, and they literally were just taking over the podium."

It is ironic, says Huckabee, that the ACORN protest in Little Rock was about "equal rights," yet sitting next to him that day was his appointee to the head the Department of Human Services in Arkansas, Lee Frazier, who is black. ...


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