The XX Factor

Satanic Abuse of Power

Scott Harshbarger, the former Massachsetts attorney general and head of Common Cause, has been appointed by ACORN to investigate lapses in the organization that led to its recent scandals. Harshbarger was responsible for one of the most outrageous “Satanic ritual abuse” prosecutions when he was AG, sending three innocent members of the Amirault family to jail. He has never repudiated the prosecution. It’s sickening that someone who so abused his power would be appointed to investigate or reform anything. (I also see that Harshbarger was a big John Edwards supporter, so his ability as a judge of character remains atrocious.)