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

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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David
David
11 years ago

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.

rhody
rhody
11 years ago

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

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

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.

rhody
rhody
11 years ago

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

Johno
Johno
11 years ago

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!”

bobc
bobc
11 years ago

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

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