Dreier: ACORN Didn’t Pay Me. As for Why I Didn’t Disclose My Work for Them, Let Me Just Say: OH MY GOD WHAT’S THAT THING OVER THERE?!?!?!
Apropos the latest Big Government posts on Dreier, a little birdie told me Prof. Dreier was denying that his work for ACORN was paid. I thought I would ask him directly — and propound a couple other questions while I was at it:
I read your recent ACORN op-ed for the L.A. Times and I subsequently saw in your online C.V. that you have done consulting work for ACORN, and that you have served on their Advisory Committee. Did you get paid for the consulting work? Can you tell me more about the Advisory Committee — i.e. how many people are on it, how often do you meet, and what does this committee do? Finally, why did you not disclose these ties to ACORN in your piece?
I am seeking an on-the-record response for my blog. Thanks in advance for your time.
Here is Dreier’s response. Note well what he answers — and what he does not:
I’ve never been paid by ACORN or any of its affiliates.
I sent this response:
Are you willing to answer my other questions?
But I think it’s pretty clear what the answer is. How can you answer questions for which you have no answer?