“We figured they were shysters,” said Tocci, an assemblyman for 20 years until becoming commissioner of Veteran Affairs from 2005 to 2007. “We tried to be courteous. They were young kids; first thing that comes to mind is that its young idealists, like Occupy Wall Street. We sized it up even half-way through the meeting when they couldn’t explain what they did with the dirt.” He did not know about being featured in O’Keefe’s project until being contacted by a reporter Wednesday morning. The union leaders, he said, never took the pitch too seriously because it didn’t add up.
Once again, James O’Keefe has released a heavily edited video that he claim means one thing, while editing out the footage that indicates something entirely different.