If 2009 was the year of the ACORN scandal, then 2010 is shaping up as the year it all comes apart.
And yes, I think the stress is getting to right-wing activist, and ACORN crusader, Andrew Breitbart whose undercover crew not only faces mounting legal battles surrounding their possibly illegal sting, but is now forced to stand by and watch the entire ACORN attack crumble in plain sight.
And that raises an interesting question: If you're a one-hit wonder, like Breitbart is with ACORN, what happens when your one hit turns out to be not such a wonder?
This news from yesterday afternoon must have gone over like a lead zeppelin inside Big Government offices:
Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.
The money quote on why no charges were filed after investigators looked at Breitbart's ACORN sting videos:
"They edited the tape to meet their agenda," said the source.
Gee, you think there's any connection between that and why Breitbart refuses to release all the unedited ACORN tapes? And BTW, for a such supposedly massive criminal enterprise, ACORN sure has a knack for avoiding prosecution. (Must be a conspiracy, right Andrew?)
UPDATED: Did I mention Breitbart seems to be cracking under the scrutiny?