ACORN baiting is the new red baiting. Michelle Malkin cries out, "An ACORN fund-raiser on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals? I’m kidding, right?" At The American Spectator, Matthew Vadum writes, "The Judicial Confirmation Network notes that Hamilton previously worked as a fundraiser for ACORN, the radical direct-action group that not only resurrects the dead and gets them to the polls every election but also shakes down banks and pressures them to make home loans to people who can't afford to pay them back." I challenge Vadum to name a single instance of someone registered by ACORN and impersonating a dead person actually casting a vote. Just one.

In the meantime, the judge just named to the 7th Circuit, David F. Hamilton, did work as an ACORN fundraiser, but Malkin and Vadum are leaving out a few important details. Like the fact that Hamilton did so 30 years ago, in 1979. For a month.

-- A. Serwer

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