Yeah, and what the heck is the doctoring up of Tom Delay's so-called mug shot. We all saw it, he was smiling. They came up with a freeze-frame of him in an awkward facial expression and made it look like the real mug shot.
I noticed the difference in the DeLay mug shot right away, too. I wasn't sure I had actually seen what I thought I saw, so I went back and checked it again. Sure enough, the frontal shot has been altered. The side shot shows him smiling.
Devious, yes. Effictive, no.
It is such a poor quality image that I wasn't fully sure that it was Delay and the average American will just go 'who was that?' There is no prior association with the image because it hasn't been seen before so it has little impact.