President Obama said he didn't know about the seemingly anti-American rantings of his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The President had attended Wright's church for nearly twenty years, averaging (by his own admission) one visit every other week - an approximate 520 visits across that period of time. He and his wife Michelle were married by Wright, and both of their daughters were Baptized by the Reverend. Yet President Obama claims he never heard such statements made by Wright.
President Obama said he didn't know about the shady financial dealings of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the political fundraiser, restaurateur, and real estate developer from Chicago who arranged a "special" deal for the Obama family, so that they might by part of the plot of land they own in Hyde Park for just pennies on the dollar.
President Obama said he didn't know about William Ayers' history in The Weather Underground, a 1960's group found guilty on more than one occasion of domestic terrorism. Granted, Ayers himself was never found guilty (although his wife Bernadine Dohrn was), but he was at one time quoted "Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird - America is a great country."
President Obama said he didn't know about the radical statements made by Rashid Khalidi, former Press Director for the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
So when President Obama said on Sunday in an interview with George Stephanopoulos that the ACORN story, including the votes in both the House and Senate to cut off funding, was something he's not really followed closely... and the fact that he claims he was not even aware that ACORN is getting "a whole lot of Federal money" - should we believe him?