Saturday, October 23, 2010

Letter to the editor- Banko must be on the job hunt again

Retiring HUD prostitute Steve Banko wrote this letter singing the praises of New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand. The talentless Banko must be shopping for a new no-show job again. Everyone is on to your predictable act, Steve. Mighty Taco is hiring.

Gillibrand sees truth through smoke screen

An Orchard Park writer recently questioned why Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand was one of only seven senators voting to continue funding for ACORN after a libelous video surfaced on social media purporting to show ACORN staff acting illegally. The answer might lie in Gillibrand’s intelligence. She was too smart to fall for a scam that apparently fooled all but seven senators. She, like many who have dealt in the trenches of social issues, knows the good work done by ACORN all over the United States and refused to abandon the organization in the face of contrived controversy.

It might also lie in Gillibrand’s courage. She was brave enough to sail against the wind in the Senate, something that we can only hope is infectious. It might also lie in the fact that the fallacious videotape was investigated and found to be selectively edited. This investigation proved beyond any shadow of doubt that ACORN had been victimized by a conservative con man. ACORN died because of a lie and because a fidgety Congress lacked the courage to stand up in the face of this type of political assassination.

Or perhaps it was a combination of courage, experience and intelligence that allowed Gillibrand to see the truth through the smoke screen of lies. At any rate, the senator deserves our praise for her courage, not derision.
Steve Banko


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