September 27, 2009

Tom Ward on Whitehouse's Pro-ACORN Vote - What Was His Prior Job Title?

Monique Chartier

After concurring with Justin's doubts about bonuses and the definition of profits at Twin River, Valley Breeze Publisher Tom Ward contrasts a notable item on Senator Whitehouse's resume with his vote a couple of weeks ago to continue funding ACORN.

Rhode Island's former chief law enforcement officer, ex-Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse, voted to continue funding a group which instructs hookers and pimps on how to open a sex slave business in Baltimore.

Setting aside for a moment the noxious political opportunism that emanates in the present from such a vote, is it wrong that his vote on this matter has diminished in retrospect my confidence in his tenure as AG?

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It is wrong insomuch as it implies that you previously had a measurable level of confidence in his tenure as AG. My impression is that Sheldon has always viewed the law as just another tool in the service of politics.

Posted by: David at September 27, 2009 10:51 PM

Aren't you even more glad you got rid of Linc Chafee now?

Posted by: rhody at September 28, 2009 12:35 AM

Who are you talking to Rhody?I voted for chafee-i am not a Republican,so I didn't participate in the primary.I knew sheldon well enough to be aware about what a bag of crap he'd be as a Senator.

Posted by: joe bernstein at September 28, 2009 6:21 AM

Joe, that's two of us who can chuckle about all the kvetching over Whitehouse.

Posted by: rhody at September 28, 2009 11:10 AM

I recently recieved a reply from Senator Whitehouse or his office of an email I sent expressing my embarrassment on his vote. He defends his vote to continue funding ACORN by comparing it to "nine American Airlines employees arrested for trafficking thousands of pounds of cocaine into the country on American Airlines planes" and that there has "been no hue and cry to stop federal funds to American Airlines or to forbid federally-paid travel on that airline"

To say Whitehouse is stretching it, even to me, someone fairly uninformed compared to most of you, is realllllly even more embarrassing to say the least.

Now, let's all close our eyes, Picture Sheldon smiling at us, click our heels together and say "There really is no place like Rhode Island! There really is no place like Rhode Island!"

Posted by: Johno at September 28, 2009 2:49 PM

Did anyone tell Whitehouse that American Airlines did not support it's employees breaking the laws like ACORN does?

Posted by: bobc at September 29, 2009 7:21 PM
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