|ACORN Baltimore Prostitution Investigation |
GLENN: I want to introduce you to somebody, and I will tell you are you 20 years old? 20 years old.
GLENN: You are the one who's playing the prostitute in this video.
HANNAH: I am.
GLENN: As a dad have you seriously considered not using your name?
HANNAH: I have, but
GLENN: You're going to do it anyway?
HANNAH: Yes, sir.
GLENN: Have you talked to your dad about this?
HANNAH: Yes. And he thinks I he's torn between one or the other. So
GLENN: I will tell you that if I were your father, I would have you in lockdown. If there is anyone within the sound of my voice, there are two, a 25 year old and a 20 year old that don't I think are exactly the way I was when I was 20. I was invincible and nothing would happen to me.
Do you realize what you've done? Do you realize who you are taking a stand against?
GLENN: Do you have at least a slingshot?
HANNAH: Yep. We used it.
GLENN: Hannah, I'm not going to use your last name but I will call you by your first name. Hannah, the videotape that we have and that you will see, and it's not in its entirety but it's selected clips because I can't just play the whole thing on the air on television tonight, but the video that you have done, why did you guys do it?
HANNAH: We saw ACORN as a thug organization that was taking money from everyday Americans and we didn't like it. We didn't like what they were doing to our country, what they've helped our president do, maybe even become president, and we saw them as a threat to the future and we didn't want to see them get $8.5 billion in stimulus money.
PAT: So many 20 year olds, Hannah, are just worrying about what they're where they're going to party this weekend. How did you even become politically aware enough to care?
HANNAH: My parents are extremely involved and Christian family. They sent me to a Young America's Foundation conference one summer. I was 18, after a trip in Costa Rica and that woke me up and I learned to love my country. And that's kind of when I clued into life and I was determined to, you know, make a stand for what I believed in.
GLENN: Were you scared before you did this?
PAT: Are you now?
GLENN: May I ask Pat to package this in an entertaining way, may I ask for the advice of Yoda. I mean, I think we can quote the movie.
PAT: Afraid you should be, hmmm? Yes, afraid you will be, hmmm?
GLENN: Afraid you will be.
PAT: These guys, you know
GLENN: Play for keeps.
PAT: I think what you do have going for you, though, is it's out there.
GLENN: Your face is on television now.
GLENN: There is some security in everybody knowing who you are, I guess, and so you just don't disappear in the middle of the night, but don't be stupid, Hannah.
HANNAH: Well, if you guys want to give me a bodyguard, I'd be more than happy.
GLENN: You know what? I have to tell you we're already in the position to where we are looking at security for my company, and we may go broke in the next seriously, in the next six to twelve months. We may go broke because of the security that is going to be required for my person, family and my team. But if you would like security, I know that there are people listening to this program that do this for a living that we could vet and at least pass their phone numbers on to you if you would want security or if James would want security because you are not a wealthy person. It requires an awful lot of money to secure people, and we are doing that now with our in fact, we're having a meeting today with our staff here at Mercury all about security and the steps that we're taking. It is a very dangerous world that you are entering into.
HANNAH: Yeah. Well, eight years of Gracie Jiu Jitsu with the Valente brothers down in Florida, it gives me a little confidence. That's where I'm coming from. I'm not afraid.
GLENN: I want to introduce you to Palmy from the SEIU. You know what I'm saying? Hannah, the people that you met in Baltimore, when you went in, explain the situation. What happened? Who were these people and have you done any looking into these people that you met?
HANNAH: When we walked in, we had spoken with Shira on the phone to set up an appointment.
GLENN: And this is the first lady?
HANNAH: This is the first lady. Shira's the one with the white shirt.
GLENN: They both Shira in particular seems like a nice lady.
PAT: She really wanted to help.
HANNAH: No, she really wanted to help a prostitute who wanted to use 13 year old girls for sex toys to funnel funds to a congressional campaign. She really wanted to help.
PAT: You weren't very impressed by that, were you?
GLENN: Because we haven't gotten to the congressional campaign part. That is the other part. Go ahead, explain this.
HANNAH: This was our theme. This was our goal going into ACORN Baltimore.
GLENN: Hold on just a second. I've just been told I have to take a network break. So hold on just a second and then we'll come back to this because this is where it gets good. This is where it gets I mean, it just doesn't this is an endless candy store that just, you don't have to look very long for the golden ticket in this one.