The adventures of vote manufacturer ACORN just keep getting funnier.
The St. Petersburg (Florida) Times reports that ACORN filed voter registration forms for Disney character Mickey Mouse:
Mickey Mouse tried to register to vote in Florida this summer.
Orange County elections officials rejected his application, which was stamped with the logo of the nonprofit group ACORN. […]
Under attack again, ACORN leaders defend their work. Often, they say, things are as not simple as they’re portrayed.
Take Mickey Mouse.
Yes, that’s their logo. But they say their workers routinely scanned all suspicious applications.
“We don’t think this card came through our system,” said Brian Kettenring, ACORN’s head organizer in Florida.
With more than 450,000 member families nationwide — 14,000 in Florida — ACORN is a grass roots advocacy group focused on health care, wages, affordable housing and foreclosure.
Yeah, right. There’s always an excuse from the Mouseketeers at ACORN.
Incidentally, Mary Katharine Ham of the Weekly Standard, who is much funnier than we are, writes tongue-in-cheek that insistence on purging Mr. Mouse from the voter rolls could lead to a backlash: “we evil Republicans are once again trying to disenfranchise the likes of ‘Mickey Mouse’, having no respect, of course, for the generations of mice who fought for the right to voice their opinions at the ballot box.” Perhaps PETA would care to weigh in with a comment on this egregious attempt to set back rodent voting rights.
No justice, no cheese!
But seriously, ACORN’s lame excuses are nothing new, but the St. Petersburg Times article contains some new information. ACORN managed to 86 a U.S. attorney who dared to look into ACORN’s illegal activities:
ACORN also played a role in the firing of one of nine U.S. attorneys dismissed in 2006.
In New Mexico, U.S. Attorney David Iglesias was fired “because of complaints by elected officials who had a political interest in the outcome” of, among other things, a Republican voter fraud complaint against ACORN, according to an internal Justice Department report last month.
That’s not Mickey Mouse stuff. That’s big time stuff. ACORN is a dangerous organization that has become a threat to democracy.
And what unfortunate timing for MoveOn.org thug Tom Matzzie who just days ago wrote that filing voting forms for Mickey Mouse wasn’t vote fraud! (That’s eerily reminiscent of William Ayers’s I-still-hate-America-and-want-it-to-die interview coming out in the New York Times on Sept. 11, 2001, isn’t it?) The former MoveOn organizer now heads Accountable America which tries to frighten donors into not giving to conservative causes.
Matzzie casually dismissed concerns about vote fraud as part of a vast right-wing conspiracy: “If somebody submits a card for Mickey Mouse it isn’t like Mr. Mouse is going to show up to vote. There is no voter fraud if nobody votes.” A FBI spokeswoman said he’s wrong: ”It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.”