Jerry Brown as Sgt. Schultz: “I know nothing, I see nothing, I say nothing!”
April 2, 2010
Democrat candidate for governor and current California Attorney General Jerry Brown has ended his investigation into ACORN. Yesterday he announced…wait for it….that he would not bring charges against the group.
Last fall, Gov. Schwarzenneger asked Brown to investigate ACORN’s activites in the Golden State after an undercover video showed ACORN employees helpfully advising a pimp on how to avoid paying taxes on a bordello.
ACORN employees in San Diego were then tipped off that an investigation was coming and were caught tossing out piles of records into a public dumpster.
All of this has some Californians scratching their heads. In the words of Jarrod Agen, a spokesman for State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, who is running as a GOP candidate for governor:
“I’m no lawyer, but videotapes of ACORN assisting a proposed prostitution ring seems pretty illegal to me. We’re not surprised that at the end of the day, Jerry Brown turns a blind eye to these wrongdoings.”
No surprise here either — the fix has been in on the Brown investigation from the start.
In fact, just to make his true colors plain for all to see, Brown didn’t waste any breath scolding ACORN. Instead Brown trained his fire on the filmmakers who originally delivered the goods on ACORN:
“‘The evidence illustrates,’ Brown said, ’that things are not always as partisan zealots portray them through highly selective editing of reality. Sometimes a fuller truth is found on the cutting room floor.’”
Candidate Brown missed his calling, he should have been in show business. Not even Hogan’s Heroes’ Sargeant Schultz could have delivered that line with a straight face.