James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles Speaking at California GOP Gathering
In the week after his arrest in New Orleans, James O’Keefe had to pull out of a speech on journalism in San Francisco. But it seems like the worst is behind him — O’Keefe and investigative partner Hannah Giles are joining “a top notch lineup of speakers” at the 2010 California Republican Assembly conference. They’ll be speaking tomorrow night; other speakers include satirical filmmaker David Zucker, Proposition 8 attorney Ron Prentice, and all of the party’s candidates for governor and U.S. Senate.
Side note: One of the criticisms thrown at reporters who write about O’Keefe and Giles is that we should leave them alone and cover ACORN instead. I get it. But the two muckrakers are also conservative celebrities who tour the country giving speeches. It would be strange just to bestow them with laurels and move on.