Thursday, September 10, 2009

Impersonating A Soldier? Only ACCCE

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is turning into a laughingstock right now. Except that the most recent revelation about the group's activities really is no laughing matter.

We reported before that forged letters had been discovered claiming to be from the Charlottesville branch of the NAACP and from the Virginia Hispanic group Creciendo Juntos.

Now Congressional investigators have announced the discovery of a 14th forged letter, again directed at Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello. This time the signor of the letter claimed to be a military veteran representing an American Legion post in Rocky Mountain, VA. Of course, the ACCCE finds it difficult to be accountable, and even managed to take a modicum of credit (via The Washington Post):
Lisa Camooso Miller, a spokeswoman for the coal group, said that it had brought the letter to the committee's attention in the first place, after an internal investigation could not confirm it was legitimate. But she said the group is still not certain the letter is fake, even after talking to the person whose signature is on it.
In impersonating the military, the lobby firm hired by the ACCCE, Bonner & Associates has shown contempt and disrespect for selfless individuals that serve this country.

Fortunately, the last laugh is on them.

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