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James Bond Wannabe Part of Right-Wing Plot to Tamper with Senator's Phones

One of the men arrested in the plot to bug Sen. Landrieu's phones has ties to the intelligence community -- and an angry penis (according to himself).

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Still others have speculated that O'Keefe was seeking to uncover some imagined grand conspiracy in light of the special deal Landrieu won for additional Medicaid payments to Louisiana once she agreed to vote to allow the health care bill to come to the Senate floor. (An influx of contractors after Hurricane Katrina had artificially driven up income statistics for that state, forcing federal Medicaid payments down.)

Like the other three suspects, Dai rose through the ranks of conservative campus journalism, writing for the GW Patriot, the alternative right-leaning newspaper published by students at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where Dai went to school. While attending GWU, he co-wrote a piece called The Penis Monologues, a satire of the play, "The Vagina Monologues."

In one passage, Dai recalls how his penis felt after a friend invited him to a performance of "The Vagina Monologues."

"MY PENIS IS ANGRY!!!!!!!" Dai wrote. "You want to know what happened to my penis? [...] Look, I'm no misogynist, I like women, just not crazy, screaming, vagina-obsessed ones! They scare me!"

Lindsay Beyerstein is a New York writer blogging at She covers health care reform for the Media Consortium.

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