The Mug Shot


Certain parts about this controversy will become forever embedded in the national consciousness, we suspect. Just as Clinton's imbroglio with Monica Lewinsky gave us "the definition of is" and "that woman," Larry Craig's tortured explanations of his actions have spawned a new language.

A local favorite: "Wide stance."

Sadly, we now also have Craig's mug shot. Courtesy of the Minneapolis Airport, this photo is unlikely to really make too many talk-show rounds, because, unlike other mug shots that have become famous, it's so composed. Craig is nothing if not always ready for a closeup. Even if it's one he'd much rather not sit for.