That was interesting. My big question is why would O’Keefe start filming the two “workers” with his cell phone, if what they were doing or intending to do was commit a crime? It doesn’t make sense. There’s more to this story than’s been revealed.
This proved Landrieu and her staff were lying about their phone system being out of order.
My O’Keefe Theory
Since everyone else is running with their smears, hopes, fears, rampant wild speculation (a lot documented at Patterico’s site), etc., I thought I’d throw our what I think is a somewhat reasonable theory as to what James O’Keefe and company were doing in Sen. Landrieu’s office.
Looking at the affidavit, I noticed an interesting fact on page 2, section 6:
BASEL requested to be given access to a telephone in the office, and WITNESS 1 allowed him access to the main telephone at the reception desk. WITNESS 1 observed BASEL take the handset of the phone and manipulate it. BASEL also tried to call the phone with a cellular phone in his possession. He stated that he could not get through.
Now. If Basel is telling the truth, then it lends credence to the fact that people calling the reception desk telephone at Landrieu’s office could also not get through to the main phone.
As such, I am postulating that the group was trying to document (with video camera) that Landrieu’s office had either disconnected or re-routed the phones to deflect incoming calls - hence, why they couldn’t get through. There have been anecdotal reports that Landrieu’s office has received complaints that it has been inaccessible by phone, particularly around the time when she was bought off by the Democrats for the now-infamous Louisiana
I’m not so sure being arrested and charged with a felony was or was not in O’Keefe’s plan, but recall how the ‘roll out’ of the ACORN scandal was handled. One tape released, furor from the left, denial of any untoward behavior, it was aberrant, etc. Then another tape release, and another, until all excuses were exhausted and ACORN was locked into its position. There may be a method to what appears as O’Keefe’s ‘madness.’