So you have been indicted by a corrupt, partisan Democrat prosecutor named Ronnie Earle, from arguably the most leftist county in the state of Texas. After the first indictment is thrown out because the "crime" for which you were indicted wasn't even a crime when you "committed" it, the prosecutor goes grand jury shopping and on his third attempt, he finally secures an indictment after reportedly verbally haranguing the second grand jury after they failed to come back with an indictment. So after you are finally indicted, you are ordered to report to be arrested and your mugshot taken. For Congressman Tom Delay (R) of Texas, this mugshot could have been political suicide. You have seen mugshots before - Think Nick Nolte with his wigged out hair and pained expression. Can you imagine what the Democrats would have done with Delay's mugshot had he worn the same expression? They would have attached it to every campaign commercial, the "mainstream" media would have blasted the image all over the news, and Delay would have been a political dead duck. Instead of frowning for the camera, Delay made a genius move and "mugged" for the camera instead. He even wore a suit and his House of Representatives pin on his lapel along with a huge happy grin on his face. Does that picture look like a mugshot to you? It could be hanging on his office wall instead. Way to go Congressman Delay! You totally disarmed the Democrat attack machine with that one. If you want to know what could have happened instead, take a look at this mugshot of former Congressman (and current prison inmate) James Traficant (D) of Ohio. All I can say is, "Oh My!". Now ask yourself, could you get reelected with a picture like this floating around out there?
My thanks to thesmokinggun.com for the use of their photos.
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