Now O'Keefe is under threat of indictment for bringing a couple of fellow pranksters into Sen. Landrieu's office, though he has toned down his act. This time, his associates claimed only to be employees of the telephone company, which I guess is understandable. One would not expect a United States senator's staff to counsel young men on success in the sex trade. For that matter, I doubt that the senator's staff would even counsel them on phone sex. Rather, it appears that O'Keefe wanted surreptitiously to film Landrieu staffers working the telephones. His intent had something to do with a controversy about telephone callers' not getting through to Landrieu's office. At any rate, all hell has broken loose because O'Keefe and his faux telephone repairmen were up to something tricky on federal property.
Now, if they claimed to be members of a protest movement and were disorderly in a senator's office, liberals would remain tranquil. In fact, liberals did remain tranquil when this happened at Sen. Joe Lieberman's office last November. Or if they claimed to be environmentalists, they could disrupt a member of Congress' office with no liberal outrage. This happened in 1997 in Rep. Frank Riggs' office. Or for that matter, they might claim to be associates of filmmaker Michael Moore and disrupt various congressional offices with cameras and microphones and general unpleasantness.