'ACORN pimp' says he just wanted to 'ask' about Landrieu's phones

James O'Keefe, the "ACORN pimp," released a statement Friday claiming he was not interfering with Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) phones.

O'Keefe says that he simply wanted to embarrass Landrieu by investigating whether or not she was deliberately ignoring calls from constituents.

"In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Sen. Landrieu’s district office — the people’s office — to ask the staff if their phones were working," he wrote on BigGovernment.com.

Of course, this doesn't explain why O'Keefe's partners pretended to be employees of a telephone company, or why another was found with a listening device in a van parked outside the office.

O'Keefe also claims the government has confirmed that he was not trying to wiretap Landrieu's phones, though it's unclear what statement or confirmation he is referring to.

He did, however, show some remorse.

"On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building," he wrote.