This is not a lift from Onion
nor a loaner from our own “Fly on the Wall.” Roll Call
, a leading Washington, D.C. publication for Capitol Hill insiders, devoted an entire page this week to two pictures of 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen driving a car.
We know the congressman, who has a weakness for indiscreet tweets, is gossip fodder, but — really?
One photograph dates from last week, another from 2012. In both shots, each by a different photographer, Cohen is at the wheel of a 1986 Cadillac and wearing a jaunty fedora.
The page that displays these photos is slugged “Hustle and Flow” — a nice homage to Memphis movie-maker Craig Brewer and his 2005 epic on Whupping That Trick in the Bluff City.
Seriously, folks, we haven’t puzzled out the reason for this picture page — other than the fact that Cohen looks good in both shots. The congressman’s own conjecture as to the reasons for this stop-the-presses feature: “Not everybody drives a 1986 Cadillac!” (And certainly not one with a 1994 Cohen-for-Governor bumper sticker.)
Nah. We think it’s the hat.
Judge for yourself: