ACORN and SEIU Have Been Going Steady a Long Time: Did They Break Up? by Matthew Vadum 6 Oct 2009 post a comment Share This: Now that ACORN is drowning is an ocean of adverse publicity, its longtime ally the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) claims to have broken with the embattled radical left-wing activist group. Last week SEIU international secretary-treasurer Anna Burger dropped this political bombshell that has been ignored by the mainstream media. In response to a question from Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) posed during a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee, Burger casually noted that her union "cut all ties to ACORN." In an interview Monday night I asked SEIU spokeswoman Michelle Ringuette what Burger meant when she said SEIU had cut all ties with ACORN. Ringuette replied, “We have suspended all contracts and active work with ACORN,” pending the results of a panel of inquiry looking into ACORN. SEIU boss Andy Stern sits on that supposedly independent panel. Of course, SEIU --which is President Obama's favorite union-- could still be providing help to ACORN behind the scenes even if it publicly distances itself from the embattled activist group. Longtime lovers often sneak around together during messy breakups. I'm skeptical that the two actually split up given the strong ties between ACORN and SEIU over the years. It's gotten to the point that ACORN and SEIU overlap so much that they are virtually indistinguishable. The full article is available at American Spectator.