* Though Kest and ACORN professed a dedication to helping the poor, Kest
refused to take a stand against the high out-of-wedlock birth rates
correlated with poverty in the black community. "We [ACORN] are more
focused on irresponsible behavior in the corporate sector," he said. "I
don't think [illegitimacy] comes anywhere close to the irresponsible
behavior of people running the largest businesses in this country."