Friday, October 21, 2005

Cartoon #216: “DeLay’s Mug Shot”

Title: DeLay's Mug Shot; Text: Q: Why is Tom DeLay smiling in his mug shot? A: (Tom DeLay smiling and holding left hand up in gesture obsured by pixelation)

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay had his first appearance in court today in Austin, Texas. Yesterday he surrendered to a warrant for his arrest near his home in Houston. He was fingerprinted and his mug shot was taken. DeLay was allowed to keep his coat and tie on, and smile for the camera. The old question made popular by Esquire Magazine soon surfaced: Why is this man smiling? Given DeLay’s attempt to have Judge Bob Perkins recused from his case for being a donor to MoveOn-dot-org, and for making a small donation to the John Kerry campaign last year, this cartoon may be accurate.

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