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By now you’ve probably heard of the arrest of 4 people for wiretapping US Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), including James O’Keefe, who was famous for dressing as a pimp and recording his meetings in ACORN offices. (It should also be noted that the videos were heavily edited and in some cases overdubbed with a voiceover, and that ACORN employees called the police to file a report about possible prostitution.)

But did you know that Missouri Republicans Todd Akin and Blaine Luetkemeyer cosponsored a gem of a House resolution praising O’Keefe?

H. Res. 809:

  Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

           (1) honors Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III for their work as investigative journalists;

           (2) commends Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III for bringing to light the fraudulent behavior of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) and helping save millions of taxpayer dollars that otherwise would have funded ACORN; and

           (3) respectfully requests the Clerk of the House to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III.

I wonder if either of them would like to retract their praise of O’Keefe now. Probably not.

UPDATE: Somehow I missed that Fired Up had this an hour earlier courtesy of Media Matters. And I thought I was clever.