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"My plan was to run for governor next year, and this [latest incarceration] is going to make it even harder," he says without a hint of irony.
He once wore a prison-striped tee shirt to court that said, "Ex-Con for Governor."
His platform would be fathers' rights.
"By virtue of being a male, you are already condemned when you walk into domestic relations court," he says earnestly.
He pauses and kneads his hands furtively.
"I don't think I'm going to be able to make a [plea] deal this time," he says, "because the charges are just too darn serious."
Tears well up again.