Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Watergate Burglars: The Next Generation

...or as I was going to title this post - "Karma, or what goes around, comes around."

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune -

ACORN gotcha man among four arrested for attempting to tamper with Mary Landrieu's office phones

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.
Note: The links in the quote were added by me. The websites linked to are either info about or writings by the individuals arrested. I cannot guarantee their accuracy or that they are actually by the arrestees, but they "feel" right.

Something tells me that while this year looks to be a tough year for Democratic candidates all over the country, their biggest problems won't be from the tea baggers, they'll be from the black baggers.

Of course, I have to wonder if O'Keefe is going to try to hang tough or if he is going to roll on other conspirators. The original Watergate burglars/conspirators knew that they had the Nixon administration to watch their backs and to issue pardons or at least influence the courts into giving them lighter sentences.

I don't expect that the Obama administration will be quite so understanding. At least I hope not.

Anyway, look for O'Keefe to join Sarah Palin on the Tea Party Rubber Chicken Dinner And Speaking Tour across America while he awaits trial. He'll need the speaker's fees to raise money for his defense.

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