: According to Politico’s Ben Smith, the Bertha Lewis who went to the White House is not ACORN’s CEO but another woman named “Bertha Lewis.” I contacted Smith to tell him that Big Government would offer a correction if the “administration official” who offered the information went on record and told us who the “other” Bertha Lewis is and got the unnamed administration source to come out from behind the veil of anonymity and use his/her name. So far, according to unnamed White House sources, “different” people with the familiar names of Malik Shabazz, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers were discovered on White House visitors logs. As I skeptically asked on my Twitter account, “What are the odds?”
First thing Monday morning, Smith contacted the White House and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki came from behind her anonymous veil and confirmed for Smith, “it was a different Bertha Lewis, though she declined to share details about that visitor, citing privacy reasons.”
But, since Breitbart is a wingnut, he can not be to blame for this buffoonery, because right-wingers are never wrong. Fortunately, Andrew explains who is at fault:
I end with this question: What is the point of the White House issuing visitor logs if those named can’t be identified and verified? “Transparency” would seem to call for nothing less, especially when those innocent people could easily be confused with the head of an organization recently defunded by Congress, a controversial preacher who shouted “God Damn America,” and an unrepentant domestic terrorist.
Here’s an idea- you could have picked up the phone (which, considering these drunken rantings you left on someone’s voice mail, we know you know how to use) and called ACORN and asked. You could have even asked one of your buddies at Fox News to do it for you.
I’m really laughing at the idea that Breitbart and the teabag contingent think the WH is to blame for not giving out the names, addresses, and personal information of WH visitors to random wingnuts and unhinged loser conspiracy theorists so they can do drive-by inspections of their counters. That would be an awesome idea, wouldn’t it? Nothing could go wrong with a policy like that:
John Loftus, Fox News Contributor, carelessly gave the address of an unsuspecting family because he thought a terrorist lived at their address. He was wrong and the family has been tortured and terrorized since his irresponsible statement. Chrish reported this story and at that time the family was waiting for an apology from Fox News. This morning 8/27/05, CNN reported that Fox had fired Loftus and issued a written apology to the family who have gone through hell.
Oh. Nevermind. Maybe the White House is on to something after all with those silly “privacy” concerns.