For better or worse 

The obscure local bliggidy blog The Lost Ogle obtained photos of the newly married couple Matthew William Bacon, 32, and Christina Fallin, the 24-year-old daughter of Gov. Mary Fallin, looking their hipster best.

The engagement photos were posted online at the couple’s wedding page (which was made private shortly after the mean, mean Ogle bloggers posted the photos on their site) and featured the couple on a boat on a lake and Christina Fallin in a bra.

But what caught the eye of some (besides the boat-acious shot of Christina Fallin in a bra) was a court record indicating a Matthew William Bacon had been charged with selling oxycodone in 2003 within 2,000 feet of a school in Oklahoma County. Court records show he was convicted, and Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show he received a seven-year suspended sentence, which will end this November.

The police mug shots, and Department of Correction photos of Bacon are much less flattering than what the Ogle dug up.

The governor’s office (the same governor’s office that in April signed into law a measure that would allow a penalty of life in prison for people caught making hash, an arguably safer drug than say, oxycodone) wouldn’t comment on the documents when asked by radio station KTOK.

While it may be embarrassing for Gov. Fallin to have her son-in-law’s drug conviction publicly revealed, it isn’t the end of the world. Young people do such things; it’s a fact of life. And there are far worse, ugly and shun-worthy things that could happen, other than having your daughter marry a man with a drug conviction — she could have married a politician.

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