Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), a potential presidential candidate in 2012, has taken the bold step of ordering his state government to suspend and review all funding of ACORN — a move sure to please the GOP base.
But here’s the catch, according to the Star Tribune: ACORN says that they don’t have any funding from the state of Minnesota. A spokesman for the group told the paper that ACORN has never received money from the state government, “and there’s certainly not a dime to cut off right now.”
Pawlenty’s order to the state Management and Budget Commissioner ordered a halt to all ACORN funding “unless the state is legally obligated,” and to conduct a “thorough” investigation into the state’s relationship with ACORN.