In the wake of devastating video reports revealing corruption at local offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, the U.S. Census Bureau has cancelled its agreement calling for ACORN to work on the 2010 census.
“The Census Bureau has established criteria for partnerships…and reserves the right to decline partnership or terminate an existing partnership agreement with any group that 1) may create a negative connotation for the Census Bureau; 2) could distract from the Census Bureau’s mission; or 3) may make people fearful of participating in the census,” wrote Census Director Robert Groves in a letter today to ACORN President Maud Hurd. “To that end…we are today terminating our Partnership Agreement with ACORN.”
(Via Instapundit) Further comment unnecessary, except of course for my pious hope that ACORN tries to fight this decision all the way to the White House. That’s the only way that this situation could be improved upon.
Crossposted to RedState.