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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ACORN founder invokes Holtz

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:58 AM

Some right-wingers were lying in wait for ACORN founder Wade Rathke at an appearance in Washington and he responded to their questions at length. He discussed his brother's embezzlement of ACORN money and its current troubles. Along the way, he invoked former UA football coach Lou Holtz when asked about the need for reform in the grassroots group and current controversy:

Wade Rathke: When I was in Arkansas, one of the things I remember from my time there is that a ball coach up there at University of Arkansas — and Arkansas is quite the football state, so it pretty much shut down. This guy Lou Holtz — he's still a commentator or something. The Razorbacks were in the Orange Bowl at one point, and all of a sudden the night before the Orange Bowl he suspends two or three of the star players, and some reporters were all up in his face about "What did they do?" and "What are you going to do?" and "What's happening here?" Sweet Lou said, "You know what? They broke the 'Do Right' rule." And so about that I'm clear. Some people obviously have broken the 'Do Right' rule. I don't have a whole lot to say other than, to the degree they didn't do right, that's got to be fixed. And it's got to be fixed in whatever fundamental way it takes to fix it. I hope that's responsive to your question.


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