|O'Keefe posed as a pimp while visiting -- and videotaping -- at an ACORN office.|
It's the political story/scandal of the week: James O'Keefe III,
who pret' near took down ACORN
last year after releasing his undercover videos of eyebrow-raising conversations with the organization's staffers, faces federal charges
for allegedly attempting to tap the telephone lines of the Democratic Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu
Why pick on the Missouri boys?
Because the congressmen last fall sponsored a House resolution
hailing O'Keefe as an honorable investigative journalist who is "owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the United States."
Neither congressman has indulged Americans United for Change's request.
N.B.: Akin and Luetkemeyer weren't the only sponsors of the resolution; 29 other representatives signed on to the measure.
And at this point, the resolution looks like it's gone exactly nowhere...stuck in the Committee on Government Oversight and Government Reform.