When a cat registered [presumably as a Democrat] to vote was discovered in Cleveland's Cayahoga County a few years back, any sensible person would have realized at once it was fraud. Just ask Tiny, above in a post-catnip stupor (note flakes on fur). Cats are neither Republican nor Democrat but Independent.
"I found a cat that was registered to vote," Bill Sammon is telling Megyn Kelly on Fox News re Acorn (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) voter-registration fraud in Ohio back when Bill was an investigative reporter covering the Cayahoga County Board of Elections for the Cleveland Plain Dealer during a previous election:
They weren't sure whether it was a DemoCAT, fat-CAT Republican or working for Ross PURR-ot. Acorn isn't just some left-wing group. Its a group that Barack Obama used to work for and served as an attorney for suing the state of Illinois to implement the motor-voter law.
After partaking of the weed, she finishes things off with a good roll in the plate.
Ironically, Acorn has emerged from the shadows to center stage thanks to Democrat lawmakers' stealth attempts to pad the bail-out/rescue bill with funds siphoned through housing welfare via the Housing Trust Fund, "a boondoggle that Democrats in Congress have used to fund political-action groups like ACORN and the National Council of La Raza," as Ed Morrissey wrote recently.
"How is it that tax dollars can be earmarked to enable such an obviously partisan group?" an incredulous Megyn asks a reporter on the scene:
A lot of them, especially Republicans, are waking up on Capital Hill [following Democrat attempts to direct funds to Acorn through the bailout/rescue bill].
Can we credit John McCain, whose temporary suspension of his campaign two weeks back to join the Senate debate on the ongoing financial crisis caught his Democrat opponent and fellow travelers in the Congress and the media off guard, perhaps the catalyst that shook things up enough to isolate the stealth "sweetener" Democrats were trying to blend into the stew?
Update: Whoever or whatever is responsible for ferreting out the dirty doings of Barack Obama allies, one thing is certain. Steve of Modulator is responsible for bringing to light all things bright and beautiful at Friday Ark #212.
Update II: Dr. Sanity is responsible for bringing to light all things dim and ugly about human nature in the latest Carnival of the Insanities.
Update III: Maggie's links.
Update IV: My Big Fat Orange Cat — We LOVE the name of her blog! — hosts a lively Carnival of the Cats.