Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | January 26, 2010

The silence is deafening

James O’Keefe, the conservative activist who dressed up as a pimp to try to entrap people associated with ACORN, has been arrested with three others on suspicion that they were trying to wiretap the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) office. Via Salon, the Democratic National Committee’s Hari Sevugan makes an excellent point:

The last time Mr. O’Keefe was in the news, Republicans broke land speed records to praise him as an American hero and fell all over themselves to out-do one another in expressing disgust, outrage and indignation at what he brought to light. Yet today, in light of these deplorable and illegal attacks on the office of a United States Senator by their champion, Republicans have not offered a single iota of disgust, a whisper of indignation or even a hint of outrage. The silence by Republicans in the face of these criminal acts by one their own speaks louder than then their wails of outrage ever did.

O’Keefe, Salon right notes, “skirted the law” with his ACORN adventures, apparently doesn’t know the meaning of hypocrite, so let me take a moment to refresh his memory: It refers to someone who doesn’t live up to the standards he sets for others.


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