Found object: DeLay's mug shot.

Found object: DeLay's mug shot.

Found object: DeLay's mug shot.

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Oct. 20 2005 5:58 PM

Found Object: DeLay's Mug Shot

Book him, Dan-o.

Periodically, this column eschews commentary altogether and simply invites readers to savor the negative capability of a certain image found on the Web. Tom DeLay's mug shot, snapped today in Harris County, Texas, where DeLay was booked on conspiracy and money laundering charges, is one such objet trouvé. It dwelleth in a realm that commentary cannot reach.

His arrest warrant is pretty fascinating, too.

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