by Scoobie Davis
Great idea I just heard from Joe Conason on The Al Franken Show today. Tom DeLay put on a shit-eating grin for his mugshot so that Democratic congressional candidates couldn't use a scowling DeLay mugshot for campaign commercials next year. However, Conason suggested Dems could do a little political jujitsu that by airing ads with the mugshot and have an announcer ask, "What is this man smiling about?"
Great idea with one minor change: have the announcer say, "Why is this man smiling?" It not only doesn't end a sentence with a preposition but would remind urban sophisticates of Esquire magazine's annual Dubious Achievement Awards issues that showed a picture of Nixon with the caption, "Why is this man laughing?"