ACORN Strikes Again

New Orleans FourYou know the patriotic independent film maker who exposed ACORN’s bitter character? Well, now he and three others have been arrested, and I can only assume that ACORN is to blame. James O’Keefe was arrested while (apparently) trying to expose the corruption of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Naturally), in much the same manner as they did before with ACORN’s child prostitution. O’Keefe was in Landrieu’s office waiting for his compatriots, who arrived dressed as telephone repairmen. They fiddled with Sen. Landrieu’s phones, and then asked for access to the main phone trunk in the next building. All O’Keefe was doing was filming this on his cell phone, and he’s been arrested for that. And entering federal property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony.

Now, a lot of people are going to say that this sounds like Watergate. People break in to a democratic politician’s office and plant bugs, all under false pretenses. This is totally different, and here’s why:

  1. No one broke in to anywhere. They went during normal office hours. That is not illegal.
  2. They were trying to clean up government. Some people will say that regardless of the purpose, that these actions were too extreme. I will remind those people of the immortal words of Barry Goldwater, who said: “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!”
  3. They are nice guys. As O’Keefe’s attorney Michael J. Madigan said: “We don’t have any of the facts yet, but James O’Keefe, at heart, is a really good kid. We are looking into this further and are awaiting hearing from James directly.” And Madigan would know. He was Counsel to Senator Howard Baker on the Senate Watergate Committee, so I’ll bet he can smell a [redacted] a mile away. And one of the other accused is the son of an acting U.S. attorney in Shreveport, so he’s probably a good guy too.
  4. The people have the right to know what goes on in government. That’s true for health care debates on C-SPAN, and that’s true for senators. And if she won’t disclose her own corruption, well then somebody has to step up.
  5. You can’t pin this on a politician. These people weren’t part of a huge government conspiracy to affect the outcome of elections. They were part of a tiny conspiracy to affect the outcome of elections, and tiny things are never that bad. Except for Snookie.

Anyway, let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to cross ACORN. They have their roots and tendrils everywhere, so don’t be surprised if you get cut down so they won’t be.


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