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Hannah Giles, Rock Star

Here’s a good write-up of Hannah Giles’s speech to students at UC Santa Barbara. An excerpt:

Reporting from Santa Barbara – Hannah Giles was in the middle of her guerrilla warfare lecture this weekend at the young conservatives leadership conference when a man in the audience interrupted her.
“We love you!” he cried out. The crowd erupted in applause and whistles.
“Aw,” Giles said into the microphone. “I love you guys too.”
At age 20, Giles is a rock star of conservative activism. She shot onto the national scene in September after posing as a prostitute at ACORN offices around the country, where she secretly videotaped employees who appeared to give her advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.
Outrage over the recordings led Congress to cut federal funding for the community organizing group.
Giles credits the Young America’s Foundation — the group that put on the conference — with inspiring much of her political action.

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