About six hours ago, I posted Barack Obama lied about ACORN involvement (he was a trainer).
Now, quicker than you can say "down the memory hole", the BHO campaign has changed their website to apparently admit that he was indeed a trainer for that organization. This is an example of how, under the BHO presidency, the truth would change from day to day.
Earlier today, the page fightthesmears.com/articles/20/acornrumor contained this "fact":
Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Now, that "fact" has been changed to the following (see also the picture here):
ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.
At first I thought this was just a minor, legalistic change. While I'm not a labor lawyer, I believe there's a difference between being "hired" (i.e., as a salaried employee) and "work[ing] for", which might encompass something like being a volunteer, an independent contractor, someone working for a third-party but under ACORN's direction, etc.
So, apparently Barack Obama is admitting that - despite the implication earlier posted on his site - he was indeed an ACORN trainer. He just wasn't "hired" by them.
Now, there certainly is the possibility that they actually did this innocently thinking they would clarify the matter. However, it certainly hasn't clarified the matter for me, until such time as someone is able to quiz him about this. But, they're going to need to bring along a labor lawyer to make sure they've covered all the Clintonian contingencies.
Politics · Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:00 · Importance: 1