If I ever get busted trying to tamper with a Senator’s phone — and I’m not too proud to admit that this could very easily happen — I want my lawyer to come up with something better than this:
Michael Madigan, O’Keefe’s lawyer, told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon that he was still unclear exactly what happened at the senator’s office.
“I don’t know the facts yet of what exactly happened, but at heart James O’Keefe is a good kid,” said Madigan, a white-collar criminal defense lawyer who served as counsel to Sen. Howard Baker during the Watergate investigation and helped run former Tennessee Republican Sen. Fred Thompson’s investigation of the Clinton administration.
O’Keefe’s dad is an acting US Attorney (EDIT: actually one of his co-defendants has the acting US Attorney daddy). Can’t he get someone better than this? I’ve watched enough Law & Order to know this is not good lawyering.
You know, part of me feels a little bad piling on a 23 year-old white pretend pimp like this, but all that ACORN pimp-and-ho bullshit had real political consequences. So this story needs to be played up.