The Jeff Ward Show
Texas governor's composed mugshot takes on life of its own with countless memes
He turned himself in at a Texas courthouse after being indicted on two counts of abuse of power.
But after posing for a smirking mugshot, Texas Governor Rick Perry's police photograph has gone viral, inspiring hundreds of memes.
From starring in his own movie, to gracing the cover of GQ for the annual indicted governors issue, people have been quick to add their own special touches to the smug shot.
He arrived at the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday for booking on one felony count of abuse of official capactiy and one count of coercion of a public servant.
The Republican governor formally entered a not guilty plea and said he would 'fight this injustice with every fibre of my being' and prevail.
'I'm here today because I believe in the rule of law. I'm here today because I did the right thing. I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right,' he said.
'This issue is far bigger than me, it's about the rule of law, it's about the constitution which allows not just the governor but every citizen to speak their mind free of political interference or legal intimidation.