Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ACORN Worker: "I was just joking about killing my husband, beating underage prostitutes, covering up international sex rings, and laundering money."

The ACORN worker in the video released yesterday, Theresa Kaelke (better known as Tresa M Parten or Tresa Berhow)now claims that she was just playing along with the gag.

I'm sure "I was only kidding" is going to hold up in court.

From the San Bernadino County Sun:
"The woman, identified on the video as Tresa Kaelke, appears on posted footage to be interested in cooperating the plan. However, California ACORN head organizer Amy Schur said the video is a gross misrepresentation of what actually happened.

'In this video, there are two actors who come into our office and who were messing with us. And our employee was messing with them,' Schur said.

She said that the complete and unedited video needs to be released to the public.

Schur said that in a moment not shown on the edited video, Kaelke asked the undercover 'pimp' if he was joking and then proceeded to play along with the joke."


As I see it, several problems exist with Ms. Schur's explanation

1) If Kaelke was "just messing with" the "actors," that would imply that she knew they were actors. There is little indication that she knew they were not completely serious about carrying out the plans they described. The only possible indication is that she didn't call the cops, but her affiliation with ACORN and the reactions of the workers in the previous videos make this shaky evidence at best.

2) From the video I've seen there is no hint of sarcasm in her voice when she describes the horrific plans to cover up the international sex ring and funnel money to a political campaign. Besides is there anything funnier than beating up little girls and using them for sex. I mean to people other than David Letterman?

3) Schur claims that Kaelke asked if the "pimp" and "prostitute" were joking "then proceeded to play along with the joke." When she asked if they were joking, one can assume that they said "no" considering saying "yes" would blow the whole undercover thing pretty quickly. So when they said "no" why would she continue to play along with a joke that wasn't a joke to her knowledge?

4) Amy Schur demands that a full length video be released claiming that this is a product of careful editing. Well she has her wish. FOX posted the full video on their website yesterday.

ACORN is scrounging to get away from this story, but it keeps nailing them at every turn. Each day has brought a little bit more to light.

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