The ACORN ‘sting’ puppeteer James O’Keefe got arrested Monday for trying to electronically bug Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building.
It’s about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. He actually had his accomplices dress up like telephone company employees. The ‘repairmen’ pretended to check the office phones…by calling the office number on their own cell phones. That sounds professional.
At that time, the staffer, referred to only as Witness 1 in the affidavit, observed O’Keefe positioning his cell phone in his hand to videotape the operation. O’Keefe later admitted to agents that he recorded the event.
After being asked, the staffer gave Basel access to the main phone at the reception desk. The staffer told investigators that Basel manipulated the handset. He also tried to call the main office phone using his cell phone, and said the main line wasn’t working.
I can’t seem to make your phone ring by calling it with my iPhone. It must be broken. This 25 year-old isn’t just dumb, he’s a hero to the Conservative movement. Here:
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HOUSE RESOLUTION 809
Honoring the fact-finding reporting done by Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III in their investigation in the fraudulent and illegal practices and misuse of taxpayer dollars by the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN).
Whereas Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III filmed investigatory videos uncovering the fraudulent and illegal practices of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN);
Whereas the House of Representatives voted to completely defund ACORN on September 17, 2009;
Whereas these videos resulted in the potential annual savings of millions of taxpayer dollars to organizations that contract with ACORN;
Whereas Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III are owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
(1) honors Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III for their work as investigative journalists;
(2) commends Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III for bringing to light the fraudulent behavior of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) and helping save millions of taxpayer dollars that otherwise would have funded ACORN; and
(3) respectfully requests the Clerk of the House to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III.
Also . . “The following 31 House Republicans cosponsored Olson’s measure, which declared that O’Keefe was ‘owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the United States…'”