By Michael McCray, ACORN 8 Spokesperson
WASHINGTON, DC Last week, self-proclaimed ACORN Whistleblower, Anita MonCrief attended the CPAC national convention in Washington, DC. This appearance coincided with Darrell Issa's (R-CA) release of a New House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Report on ACORN and SEIU. Anita MonCrief is featured favorably in the OGR committee report along with Karen Inman, Michael McCray, the ACORN 8 and Marcel Reid who also attended the conservative convention. Fox News Host Glenn Beck gave the keynote presentation at the CPAC convention.
Surprisingly, Anita MonCrief took this opportunity to launch an irrational diatribe against Glenn Beck, Marcel Reid, the ACORN 8 and others through various blog posts including Michelle Malkin's Hot Air entitled "For CPAC and Glenn Beck: the Truth about the ACORN 8." Anita MonCrief is merely jealous of Marcel Reid and ACORN 8 but why such vitriol against Glenn Beck?
On March 13, 2009 Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on the Glenn Beck show and announced a press conference she was planning on Capital Hill. Michele Bachmann disclosed the topic was ACORN and she invited both Marcel Reid and Anita MonCrief to participate in the event. In response, Glenn Beck encouraged Michele Bachmann to continue to put pressure on ACORN but he advised her to be careful with Anita MonCrief considering her checkered past. From that day on, Anita MonCrief has engaged in a personal vendetta against Glenn Beck and Marcel Reid for the slight she believes she received from Glenn Beck on March 13, 2009 hell hath no fury.
The real problem is Anita MonCrief is not what she proclaims, or is portrayed to be. That is an ACORN insider with high-level information who courageously blew the whistle on ACORN. But perhaps the most damning revelation comes from court filed pleading by Anita MonCrief herself in her answer to Project Vote's $5 Million lawsuit against her Case No. 09-cv-01109 (RWR).
ANSWER OF DEFENDANT ASHAWNITA MONCRIEF
Paragraph #22 which reads
"22. Defendant [Anita MonCrief] admits that a Pitney Bowes postage meter machine was installed at Project Vote's Washington, D.C. office. Defendant affirmatively states that she [Anita MonCrief] was named by Project Vote as the registered user of the machine and therefore subsequent mailings from Pitney Bowes were addressed to her. Defendant denies each and every remaining or inconsistent allegation contained in paragraph 22."
This is an incredible admission because it means that Anita MonCrief admits she worked in the mailroom at Project Vote:
Anita MonCrief is not a high-level associate she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief did not have access to boardroom minutes or financial information she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief has no way of knowing the inner workings of SEIU whether official or unofficial she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief couldn't know how much the embezzlement really was she worked in the mailroom;
Mailroom MonCrief made two powerful allegations which have never been publically verified (1) illegal coordination between Project Vote and Obama Campaign / Donor List and (2) SEIU Muscle for Money program which are two of the rights favorite accusations.
The reality is Anita MonCrief is a thief, who lacks credibility who worked in the mailroom. On her blog she previously admitted to charging nearly $1,500 in personal charges on a Project Vote company credit card because she was a poor single mother; after which Project Vote promptly terminated her for cause. So by her own admissions Anita MonCrief is at best a troubled witness to her own crimes, and at worse a liar and a thief since her "advocacy" only started after she was fired.
Over the last year Anita MonCrief's relationship with Marcel Reid / ACORN 8 disintegrated into the present state. In the beginning, we supported her as a young women and her desire to engage in individual advocacy, although she was never a member of the ACORN 8. Anita MonCrief was staff; an employee of Project Vote and thus was never eligible to become a member of the ACORN 8, which is comprised exclusively of ACORN leaders and members not staff.