Via Media Matters: Dick Durbin (D-IL) smacks down David Vitter (R-Solicits Prostitutes) on Vitter’s ACORN amendment (which subsequently failed). ACORN, a right-wing target during the election, does work in mortgage counselling, voter registration and many other areas. It’s a great organization, my boss Allison Conyers actually used to work for them. Anyway, Vitter’s amendment would prevent ACORN specifically from receiving stimulus funding. Because the last thing you want is people working for a proven empowerment organization. Durbin shames Vitter by saying ACORN helped rebuild homes after Katrina in Vitter’s home state. Ouch.

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