New Orleans Thanks goodness I got home in time for this. James O’Keefe (the 3rd!) was in New Orleans last week to speak to a far right group of business types pulled together by the Pelican Institute. We had seen the notices. I was going to be in Honduras, but tried to talk people into going to hear what the twit had to say and reverse the tables. O’Keefe is having his moment in the sun and shadows based having posed as pimp with a confederate tarted out as a prostitute and stinging and embarrassing five or so ACORN and ACORN Housing operations around the country during the summer all of which led to a firestorm of attack on the organization and withdrawal of significant funding sources.
Now in a twist, and you just can’t make this stuff up, this yahoo and a couple of other dim lights from the right, were all caught redhanded by the FBI on Monday morning trying to scam their way into Senator Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in the city. Seems they were tricked out with fluorescent vests and tried to talk their way into the phone system. O’Keefe in clownish fashion seems to have been easily observed filming his buddies on this Watergate bumblers expedition with his cell phone, although I’m betting it was a flip camera, but we’ll soon see. Once Landreiu’s office staff showed them the main GAO phone system, it seems like the secretary called the feds on their stupid butts.