A Sweet Spot

Something to cheer us up in an otherwise gloomy week —

Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, 25, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group’s credibility.

Also arrested were Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, who is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, the office confirmed. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.

Yeah, O’Keefe was the guy who played the pimp in the infamous ACORN sting videos. I’m getting read to go out and don’t have time to see what excuses the wingnuts are cooking up for O’Keefe et al. They should be good.

Update: Fox News is looking for “context.” Snort.

11 thoughts on “A Sweet Spot

  1. Early returns from the Wingnut Excuses corner:

    “The gummint’s interferin’ with undercover journalists!”

    “You’ll notice the charges don’t mention actual wiretapping; just intent to wiretap.”

    “The lefties are going to connect these four conservatives with all conservatives.”

    And of course:

    “ACORN = COMMIEZ !!1!!!1!”

  2. After last week, and after what they started with ACORN, it does my heart good (I’m sad to say) to see some young Republican assholes get theirs.

    Speaking of Republican assholes, this guy is apparently the piece of work behind the court case that ended restrictions on corporate cash in political campaigns.

  3. Dubya deadenders, wingnuts, dittoheads, FauxNewsFriends… they’re all the same people. One’s gotta be an absolute wizard of stupidity to be able to reconcile invading countries, small government, budget deficits, racism, freedom, guns, Jesus, latent homosexuality, anti-choice, corporate power, federal wiretapping and all the rest into a nice neat package in their head.

  4. Pimp daddy took at hit for conservatism… And my the record of his arrest follow him all the days of his life….Just like goodness and mercy!

  5. If I were them, I’d make up some phony Holloween invitations from the Senator’s office, claim it took the US Postal Service 3 months to deliver them because they are a part of our inefficient Federal Government, and they thought the invitations still held, so they thought they’d come dressed as employees of a private company.
    Also ACORN! You know! Too! You betcha!!!
    Newman and Redford, these knuckle-dragging knuckleheads ain’t… And ya gotta admit, ya love it when total morons trying to pull ‘a sting,’ get stung.

  6. Can someone listen to G. Gordon Liddy’s program today and report on what he says about this?
    After all, these kids are his progeny. They were following the modern conservative axiom: WWLD? What Would (G.Gordon) Liddy Do?
    Maybe the Feds should hold matches and lit cigarettes to their hands until they talk. No better not! These kids will claim the scars as stigmata, and become martyrs to the cause of conservativism…

  7. Just the mere fact that Fox News now wants context for this episode is just too funny for words. They certainly did not need or want any such thing for O’Keefe’s earlier claim to fame.

  8. I presume he’ll be given a Congressional Medal of Honor by some Democrat….

    The little perps probably already know Ben Nelson’s considering it, via the wiretaps they placed in his office last month.

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