I have a few thoughts about James. One of his first appearances after the tapes were released was on Fox and he was dressed up as a pimp. Sometime later he appeared on Glenn’s show. Glenn asked him if this was all a joke to him and O’Keefe seemed to have a little trouble answering that question. I came away with the impression that, although he may be a conservative and distrusts ACORN, ultimately he was doing this for attention. Perhaps this stunt was an attempt to get back into the spotlight (I’m not assuming he’s guilty of anything yet, just playing devil’s advocate).
Secondly, as another poster mentioned, I’m not entirely sure he’s guilty or perhaps this is just being overstated in order to get a little payback from the whole ACORN scandal.
Just a side note, wasn’t the ACORN office in N.O. raided a few months ago? Could there be a connection between these two stories?
Finally, even though it probably wasn’t the best idea to dress up like a telephone company employee and try to tape a government official’s phone, it just seems to me that maybe James had some inside knowledge of what was going on inside the office. I mean, you don’t just wake up one day and decide to tape the phone of some random (I know Mary really isn’t random) law maker. He had to have some sort of tip that something nefarious was going on. Also, I would like to know how they got caught. Did one of the employees recognize him from a photograph?
He was THERE. There is no indication that he was dressed as anyone but himself. The only thing that seems to connect him to the “plumbers” is that he was prepared to record them on his phone. Maybe he spotted them as fakes before the staff did and thought, this is going to be good. Maybe it was just a coinkidink. Who nose?