'Powers that be decided against it,' he says
Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh, whose testimony about ACORN at a March 19 hearing on voting issues prompted Mr. Conyers to call for a probe, said she was perplexed by Mr. Conyers' explanation for his change of heart.
"If the chair of the Judiciary Committee cannot hold a hearing if he want to [then] who are the powers that he is beholden to?" she said. "Is it the leadership, is it the White House, is it contributors? Who is 'the power?'"
Good questions. Who whould be the likeliest suspects?
Capitol Hill Democrats had bristled at proposed hearings because it threatened to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama's campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.
Yeah, that would seem right. But where did they get the leverage to push over the always-aggressive and not-easily-muzzled Conyers? HERE, maybe?
(Judge Cohn, BTW, is 85 years old and was appointed by Jimmy Carter. I smell conditional leniency in the air.)
The most transparent administration in history!HopeChange™!!!