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The Hartford Courant's take on DeLay's smiley mug shot...

Why is this man smiling? (Parts 2, 3, 4, etc.)

So...across the board, the headlines for today's coverage of Tom DeLay's visit to a Harris County Sheriff's Department are asking: "Why is this man smiling?".

As I mentioned in my previous post, celebrities, whether they've been arrested for driving under the influence or solicitation, never fare as well as the indicted former Majority Leader did with his mug shot. (And these are people who have their pictures taken for a living.)

Photographed and Fingerprinted

R.G. Ratcliffe and Dale Lezon of The Houston Chronicle report on DeLay's sneaky trip to a Harris County Sheriff's Department, "dodging" reporters who'd been camped out a a Fort Bend Police Department since the arrest warrant was issued Wednesday.

"Now Ronnie Earle has the mugshot he wanted," [DeLay's lead attorney Dick] DeGuerin said.

Q. Why is this man smiling?


A. So he'll look too good on T-Shirts.

That's got to be the best, or happiest, I've ever seen DeLay. Wow.

AP: DeLay to be booked today in Ft Bend County

AP has the story:

Rep. Tom DeLay was ordered to appear for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges, and he could be fingerprinted and photographed as early as Thursday.

A state court issued the arrest warrant for DeLay on Wednesday and set an initial bail of $10,000, a routine step before the Texas Republican's first court appearance Friday in Austin.

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Arrest Warrant

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