I SWEAR TO GOD THIS IS HOW THEY WERE DRESSED.
The right's newest poster children, James O'Keefe III and Hannah Giles, are getting a lot of publicity these days. A comment on this story says that O'Keefe was partly responsible for the Rutgers affirmative action bake sale - the one where cookies cost different amounts depending on your ethnicity. And Hannah Giles, well...she's a young, conventionally attractive woman who's embraced Republican ideology. It's pretty easy to guess what the reaction might be in the right blogosphere.
But seriously, having seen the picture of how they were dressed, I can't imagine how anyone ever took them seriously enough to not laugh them out of the office. What's next - will ACORN be caught aiding an escaped fugitive? Offering advice to a serial killer? Or tax shelters to a giant rabbit? Until absolutely proven otherwise, I say that every ACORN employee including the ones in the "most damning" video were, at worst, trying not to upset the crazy people.