Remember the sort-of scandal last year when that conservative activist douchebag James O’Keefe posed as a pimp in an effort to bring down evil ACORN? Well, Monday he was up to his old tricks, allegedly going undercover to gain access to Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office (D-La.).
Only this time O’Keefe posed as a phone technician. And he got caught trying to tap her phones. And three others were arrested, also allegedly trying to tap Landrieu’s phones. Best part: One of the alleged phone tappers, Robert Flanagan, is the son of acting U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan in Shreveport, La.
Now, we’re not saying that O’Keefe’s ACORN credibility should be shredded because of this arrest. We’re just saying HE GOT CAUGHT TAPPING A U.S. SENATOR’S PHONE. Apparently he never read All the President’s Men.
Here’s the bulk of the New York Times story.
According to The New Orleans Times-Picayune, one of the men arrested was James O’Keefe, a filmmaker who produced videos purporting to document questionable practices at some field offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as Acorn. In the videos, Mr. O’Keefe and an associate, Hannah Giles, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, secretly filmed themselves seeking and receiving financial advice for a brothel from Acorn workers.
All four of the people arrested in New Orleans were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony. At least two of the four people were dressed in telephone company work clothes and construction hats when they were arrested.