Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself into authorities Tuesday and posed for what might be one of the best looking political mugshots in history.
The question is, did Rick Perry take his mugshot with all the gubernatorial swagger expected of his office? And how does his mugshot stack up to the governor’s official portrait?
Though the intense gaze in Perry’s portrait wasn’t quite replicated in the mugshot, there certainly seems to be some similarity between the two pictures.
First, the governor definitely likes the way he looks — and a cop with a camera certainly wasn’t going to change that.
“You’re gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it.” pic.twitter.com/FyWrthHcoR
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 19, 2014
Perry’s compulsively-coiffed hair and casual smirk almost make you forget that the man is looking at the possibility of spending the next century behind bars.
It looks like blue might be his go-to color in ties, since he wore a nearly identical tie in his mugshot as he did the day he posed for his official gubernatorial portrait.
However, the Internet trolls took to Twitter — quickly correcting the lack of glasses –apparently hoping to add a bit of youthful intelligence to the governor’s mugshot.
— Jason Lefkowitz (@jalefkowit) August 19, 2014
a fun thing to do with rick perry’s mugshot is virtual warby parker try-ons pic.twitter.com/3vd9NbdYmr
— Heather Schmelzlen (@anchorlines) August 19, 2014
FYI the Rick Perry mugshot works on the Warby Parker virtual try-on tool in case you want to see some hipster stylez pic.twitter.com/GpfyOTZ62v
— Parker Higgins (@xor) August 20, 2014
Hipster glasses or not, Perry appeared unfazed by the whole ordeal, even heading out for an ice cream cone after his mugshot.
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) August 19, 2014
And now that the spectacle has passed, he’s off to D.C. and New Hampshire to continue considering a possible (and seemingly inevitable) presidential run.