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.
O'Keefe's previous hijinks were quite a hit in the conservative community, and managed to bring down a storm of opprobrium upon ACORN.
Here's hoping that Mr. O'Keefe has now learned that there is a boundary between hilarious right-wing pranks and felonies. Then again, what's a felony or two between wingnuts?