ESSENCE.COM: ACORN's voter registration campaign turned in applications signed by phony names or multiple applications for the same person. How did this happen?
BERTHA LEWIS: I think it's important for people to know exactly what is happening. We do massive voter registration to low- and moderate-income folks. The Right Wing and Republicans, specifically, have been coming for us since the 2000 and 2004 elections. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sent U.S. attorneys after us to investigate and try to find a prosecutable action. In 2006, the reason he stepped down is that he fired eight attorneys because they kept coming back to him saying, "There's no evidence; ACORN is clean." They constantly tried to come after us and attack us, and not once anywhere has it been proven that we systematically engage in this activity.
...and then Karl Rove planted listening devices under her tinfoil beanie!
I mean, sweet tapdancing Jesus, there wasn't even an attempt to answer the question, just a "The man is keepin' us down!" so reflexive that it likely came from the same part of the autonomic nervous system that controls liver secretions and never even passed close to the centers of speech, much less higher thought. Ah, well, can't say she doesn't know her target audience...