What’s behind the infamous mugshot smirk of accused killer Jared Lee Loughner?

On Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh ventured a guess, suggesting that Loughner loves the limelight and the “support” he’s received from members of the Democratic Party following Saturday’s shooting spree.

What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He’s sitting there in jail. He knows what’s going on, he knows that…the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he’s just a victim. He’s the latest in a never-ending parade of victims brought about by the unfairness of America…this guy clearly understands he’s getting all the attention and he understands he’s got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he’s not convicted of murder – but something lesser.

After hinting that Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is receiving “coaching” from Dems, Rush also suggested that Pima County may be better served by hiring a real sheriff: