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ACORN is suing the conservative activists who secretly filmed their workers. I think ACORN needs to fall back. Discretion is the better part of cobbling back together your credibility. From Kevin Drum:

At this point, ACORN needs to take their lumps, finish their internal investigation, and clean up their act.  In the meantime, the least they can do is avoid handing the Glenn Beck crowd free additional ammunition.  Fair or not, shooting the messenger isn't helping their cause.

They lost one. Let it go.

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