A few peripherally related news items…
The community organizing and educational organization, ACORN, is ceasing operations. ACORN the subject of wild conspiracy stories during the 2008 campaign, a hidden camera sting operation and allegations of pervasive mismanagement, announced today that it would cease operations as of April 1.
In another story, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, has started a political organization aligned with the Tea Party movement.
“I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you,” she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama’s “hard-left agenda.”
(Some sexual innuendo is trying to sneak into this article, but will not be tolerated.)
I noticed a targeted ad at the bottom of the LA Times story linked above. It said: “Gresham Barrett, He stood against Obama more than any other Congressman but one.” Barrett used to be my Congressman before I moved. Now he’s running for governor of South Carolina. We could do worse, for example SC Attorney General Henry McMaster, who announced today that he was joining the attorney general of Florida (also running for governor of his state) and 9 other states in suing to undo the health care bill passed yesterday. So will Clarence Thomas recuse himself from the challenge to the health care bill if his wife is lobbying for the challenge?
“The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution,” said South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster. “A legal challenge by the states appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government,” he said in a statement.
You always have to be careful when you talk about states’ rights and South Carolina. Remember what they did back in 1860.