Mug Shots From The "Checkered Past" Of Herman Cain’s Cigarette-Loving Campaign Manager

You might not recognize this man without a cigarette dangling below that neat mustache.

But it’s Mark Block, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain--and star of the year’s best political commercial (in which he’s actually seen smoking).

As reported today in an AP story about Block's "checkered past," the 57-year-old political operative said he has twice been collared for drunk driving. While the story about Block makes it seem as if the busts occurred sometime after 2001, the above mug shots--with and without glasses--were snapped after he was arrested a decade earlier in Wisconsin for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

So maybe Block simply lost track of the number of times he ended up in handcuffs after driving while plastered.