Fake ACORN Pimp Arrested in Attempt to Bug Senate Office

Remember when, not too long ago, conservatives were all up in arms over ACORN's alleged illegal activities? Remember how they set up some hapless ACORN staffers by sending the world's most ludicrous looking pimp to solicit tax-evasion advice? Well, the pimp─and his penchant for wacky outfits─is back. And this time, he's the one breaking the law. Via the Times-Picayune Web site:

lleging a plot to wiretap 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, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility.....

According to the FBI affidavit, Flanagan and Basel [O'Keefe's alleged accomplices] entered the federal building at 500 Poydras Street about 11 a.m. Monday, dressed as telephone company employees, wearing jeans, fluorescent green vests, tool belts, and hard hats. When they arrived at Landrieu's 10th floor office, O'Keefe was already in the office and had told a staffer he was waiting for someone to arrive. When Flanagan and Basel entered the office, they told the staffer they were there to fix phone problems. 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.

It's unclear what the bugging was intended to prove, or why Mary Landrieu was the target. Suffice to say, I'm looking forward to seeing this follow-up performance as fluorescent-green-wearing telecommunications employee. He's developing quite the acting range.