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John Conyers, Michigan’s Democratic Representative, is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. As such he has spent a lot of time and effort trying to investigate the George Bush administration. However after hearing testimony at hearings on voter issues, Conyers called for an investigation into the activities of the voter registration group ACORN.

Then, just as suddenly, he changed his mind, saying in a public statement that “the powers that be” don’t want that investigation to happen so he’s dropping it.

How interesting that the Democrats want all kinds of investigations about Bush and company but reject any questions being asked about voter fraud by an overtly Democrat organization.

According to the Washington Times, “The groups came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

ACORN and its affiliates are currently the target of at least 14 lawsuits related to voter fraud in the 2008 election and a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act complaint filed by former ACORN members.

“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.

“Ms. Heidelbaugh, who spearheaded an unsuccessful lawsuit last year to stop ACORN's Pennsylvania voter-registration drive, testified in March that the nonprofit group was violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by, among other things, sharing with the Barack Obama campaign a list of the Democrat's maxed-out campaign donors so ACORN could use it to solicit them for a get-out-the-vote drive.

“ACORN also provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from targets of demonstrations through a shakedown it called the "muscle for the money" program, said Ms. Heidelbaugh, a member of the executive board of the Republican National Lawyers Association.”

I guess it goes back to the old theory that “all folks are equal, but some are more equal than others.” Or maybe, “Lets talk about your dirty dealings, but my dirty dealings are off limits.”

Yep. It’s a great time to be a Democrat, ‘cause Democrats are just full of surprises…..