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ACORN Fires Founder’s Wife

ACORN boss Bertha Lewis has fired Beth Butler, common law wife of disgraced founder Wade Rathke, FOXNews.com is reporting.

According to FOXNews.com:

Butler said she was fired because she refused to fire members of a land trust board whom national ACORN leaders wanted ousted. She said ACORN national is “going out of business” and wanted the board gone to seize control of its funds and assets. She called the ordeal “all completely inappropriate and unethical.”

I reported a full nine days ago that ACORN is shutting its headquarters in New Orleans. I reported a month and a half ago that ACORN was closing offices nationwide and laying off its employees.

Updated later same day: Michelle Malkin has a more detailed account of Butler getting the bum’s rush from ACORN. I reported last year that ACORN was in the grips of a power struggle.