[Guest post by DRJ]
Obama told George Stephanopoulos that ACORN is not worth talking about and he didn’t know it was getting a lot of federal money:
STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA: You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.
OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?
OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Afghanistan is a big issue facing the country.
OBAMA: Afghanistan is a big issue. That’s worth talking about.”
Presidents have priorities and this helps us understand Obama’s. Promoting good government by exercising personal oversight over how ACORN spends millions of government dollars is not on Obama’s radar. Meanwhile, bringing the Olympics to Chicago by recording a personal video and possibly traveling to Copenhagen is an important priority for the administration.
UPDATE: Obama’s ACORN tree.