Scumbag FAIL!!!

What - that was NEVER fifteen minutes of fame! Come back...

Remember the two scumbags, James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, who briefly got famous making allegedly damning (but actually doctored) videotapes of ACORN employees, making it look like ACORN approved of child prostitution and other crimes?  No? You’ve forgotten about them already?  Well, I wrote about them here. At the time, my brother Crab, who is smarter than me, said prophetically, “It’s just a matter of time before these a**holes get in real trouble.”

And was he right!  *schadenfreude*   We saw the little faux-whore Hannah  making a fool of herself last week in Massachusetts, trying to get air time “investigating” “Democrat voter fraud” without any success.  But more joyously, the smartass faux-pimp O’Keefe has just been arrested by the FBI for messing with the phone system in Senator Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office.

What’s that Art says?  RUH-ROH!  A promising career in Segretti-style “rat-f**king” (their own lovely term) comes to such an early and abrupt end!

Landrieu?  One of the most conservative Democratic Senators, she has finally become one of the more outspoken defenders of the Senate healthcare reform bill.  And ACORN?  Bless their hearts, they continue with the thankless but heroic work of empowering America’s poor and building our democracy.  You can donate to them here:

I’ve copied the Politico story for your enjoyment, over the fold…

Anti-ACORN filmmaker arrested

Federal authorities have arrested four men on felony charges for attempting to infiltrate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office, including one filmmaker who targeted the community group ACORN last year in damaging undercover videos.

Among those arrested was 25-year-old James O’Keefe, the conservative filmmaker, along with Joseph Basel, Robert Flanagan and Stan Dai, all 24. They were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses and attempting to gain access to the Democrat’s office by posing as telephone repairmen, according to a copy of an FBI affidavit unsealed Tuesday.

The complaint said that O’Keefe was waiting in the office when Flanagan and Basel each entered the premises, wearing light green fluorescent vests, denim paints and blue work shirts, tool belts and hard-hats. They informed a member of Landrieu’s staff that they were telephone repairmen and requested access to the main telephone at the reception desk.

At that point, the two men allegedly attempted to manipulate telephones and accessed the telephone closet, saying they needed to work on the entire system. The men, who said they left their credentials in their vehicles, and were later arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service soon afterward. O’Keefe was allegedly involved with planning, coordination, and preparation of the operation, according to an FBI news release.

According to the FBI, the four men could each face up to 10 years and a fine of $250,000 if they are convicted. The case, which is being investigated by special agents of the FBI and deputy marshals with the United States Marshal’s Service, is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

Michael Madigan, O’Keefe’s lawyer, told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon that he was still unclear exactly what happened at the senator’s office.

“I don’t know the facts yet of what exactly happened, but at heart James O’Keefe is a good kid,” said Madigan, a white-collar criminal defense lawyer who served as counsel to Sen. Howard Baker during the Watergate investigation and helped run former Tennessee Republican Sen. Fred Thompson’s investigation of the Clinton administration.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Capitol police said the department is aware of the incident and is maintaining close contact with law enforcement authorities. And a Landrieu spokesman declined to comment, saying Monday’s incident is part of an ongoing investigation.

In a statement, ACORN said O’Keefe’s arrest is “further evidence of his disregard for the law in pursuit of his extremist agenda.”

This was not the first of O’Keefe’s legal troubles: ACORN is pressing charges him with a six-figure lawsuit in Baltimore for videotaping its employees with a hidden video camera over the summer. The lawsuit is still ongoing, and the Philadelphia branch of the group alleged in federal court this month that O’Keefe and co-filmmaker Hannah Giles caused emotional distress, harm and injury in their publicizing of the videos.

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