Anita Dunn is now Anita, Done. The White House Communications Director has reportedly resigned her position effective at the end of this month. Obama Administration officials have assured us she made the decision herself, and not at the request of Obama or the White House. The Washington Post was quick to run with that line, and pointed out that "Dunn initially refused to move to the White House, saying she wanted to spend time with her family." It couldn't be that she was responsible for inciting the "War on FOX" by claiming "the reality of it is FOX News often acts as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party." We also know it had nothing to do with her comments at a high school graduation where she claimed Mao Zedong was one of her "favorite political philosophers" for his ability to disregard the odds in his plan "to basically take China Over."
There's been a flurry of action in the world of ACORN. Big Government released new audio that suggests the California Attorney General will attempt to "whitewash" the San Diego ACORN incident. Meanwhile, it appears ACORN 8, a group apparently founded by ACORN board members who were ousted when they attempted to exercise their power to audit the company's financial records, has finally released something resembling a working website. It's pretty amazing that ACORN scandal continues to be largely ignored when their own board members are calling them out for fraud and corruption.
In the United States Congress, Pelosi squeaked out a victory in the House managing to garner 220 votes for passage of the Health Care bill, 215 opposed including 39 Democrats. After purchasing the vote of a single Republican, Joseph Cao, with an Obama promise to send more aid to his district in Louisiana, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer shamelessly claimed the bill had achieved a "bipartisan vote." Of course, Pelosi refused to admit the bill faces a serious challenge, and will probably be unable to pass the Senate in its current form.
And finally, despite the best efforts of the pro-gay lobby that spent at least $4 million on the ballot initiative, Maine became the 31st state out of 31 to reject a gay marriage law. More on this subject to come.