It's tempting to write nothing more, since Ben Jones won't ever be known as anything other than the crazy, greasy, dirty car mechanic from The Dukes of Hazzard. Incredibly, though, he served two terms (1989-1993) as a congressman from Georgia's Fourth District. His opponents could not help but regularly refer to his rough past. In a nice bit of campaign judo, Jones responded simply, "I awoke naked in a tattoo parlor in Talladega, Alabama. I knew it was time to change my lifestyle. So I went into politics."
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