Staten Island congressman Mike Grimm will probably be reelected in November regardless of the ex-fundraiser being arrested, the grand jury probe of potentially illegal contributions, the skinny-dipping incident. There's probably more, we can't seem to recall off the top of our collective dome pieces.
Anyhow, Mike Grimm is sure to be reelected because he is what Staten Islanders want: a million dollar smile and an unbending, irrational hatred of President Obama. This recent radio report has him treated like royalty (What scandal?)
So brushing off all the bad news, Grimm headed down to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week and tried to make nice with all the big wigs. In such a politically tenuous situation, this could cause for some awkwardness, but Grimm brushes it off with ease.
He took some pictures. Here they are:
Here is Mike with Muslim crusader, Long Island congressman Peter King. Mike is all smiles. Pete has a look in his eyes as if to say: "I hope this doesn't come back to haunt me."
Mike is always welcome at Fox News. Here he is having a laugh with mustachioed wack job Geraldo Rivera. Notice he didn't post a picture of his interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. I guess his buddy Geraldo gives him more street cred.
This one is interesting. We can imagine Mike asking for a picture. Rudy does not even bother to stand up. The lighting is terrible. This is basically one step above a photo bomb. Rudy has plausible deniability in this image.
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