So the other night, this would be Tuesday while the majority of the Texas political press were locked out, the Wendy Davis campaign thought it would be a good idea to make their candidate look more “badass.”

This is the unfortunate result.

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Holding a firearm and looking good isn’t generally a difficult thing to do.

Say what want about Ann Richards, and I was certainly no fan, but at least she knew how to hold a shotgun without looking silly. She looks pretty beast here. She looks like someone who brought down a few birds in her time.

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Sarah Palin has no trouble pulling off the effective shotgun shot.

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Greg Abbott also had no trouble with it on this Texas Monthly cover.

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Wendy Davis, on the other hand, joins fellow Democrats whose photo ops that were intended to make them look cool, didn’t.

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