The Other McCain

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Go For The Fundraiser, Perry

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | 12 Comments

by Smitty

Rothman needs to think outside the media bag of tricks:

[Reporting for a mug shot in response to the abuse of power indictment is] really bad news for those who backed Perry’s prospective 2016 presidential campaign. No matter how frivolous the charges Perry faces, and they are frivolous, few politicians can recover from having a police mugshot follow them around wherever they go. And Perry’s mugshot will do just that in 2015 and 2016.

You take that mugshot, slap it on T-shirts, and start counting the money. Surely a CPAC fashion sensation.

On the other hand, the Puffington Host seems to think that maybe Perry was kind of doing some shady things and that probably vetoing the budget for the Public Integrity Unit was sort of a about mostly getting the “good guys” off of the trail of corruption.

I guess if that held true, then intrepid investigative reporters would just expose Perry’s corruption, wouldn’t they?

I’m going to have to double down on my suggestion and recommend that Perry sport a scraggly goatee & beret for a mug shot photo on a T-shirt.