James O'Keefe Can Kind of Moonwalk

I can honestly say I don't know what to make of this.

Background info: O'Keefe was arrested outside the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu in January 2010 for attempting to infiltrate it, with accomplices dressed as phone-company guys. At first, it seemed like he was there to tap her phones. Nobody could prove it, they claimed they were there to see how Landrieu's staff responded if the phones didn't work, and the hubbub died down. That's what O'Keefe parodies, here, in the arrest scene outside the fake Landrieu's office.

On the one hand, James O'Keefe has consistently seemed to want attention, and this video is ridiculous. He and Hannah Giles continued to dress up as pimp and prostitute on their post-ACORN-victory media tour. That was excessive.

On the other hand, the guy can kind of moonwalk, and moonwalking is cool. If you're a straight male, so is dancing around with babes, but probably less so if they're paid, with Breitbart money, to be there.

If you break a few big stories, why not make a music video about it? I'm not sure anyone knows the answer, for certain, because I don't think the question has ever come up before.

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In