Yeah, It's a pity we can't have bad art threads any more.
Anyways, The background to the image is somewhat interesting, Wiki:
>Lyon had the distinction of being the first member to have an ethics violation charge filed against him when he was accused of "gross indecency" for spitting in Roger Griswold's face. Griswold, a Congressman from Connecticut had insulted Lyon, calling him a scoundrel, which at the time was considered profanity. On January 30, 1798. Congress planned to have a meeting to remove William Blount, of Tennessee, from office. Griswold was trying to attract Lyon's attention, but Lyon was ignoring him on purpose, since they belonged to opposing political parties (Lyon was a Democratic-Republican and Griswold a Federalist). Griswold finally lost his temper and insulted Lyon. Their clash began when Lyon began a Congressional discussion by declaring himself a champion for the interest of the common man. Mockingly, Federalist Congressman Roger Griswold asked if Lyon would be fighting with his wooden sword, a reference to Lyon's dismissal for cowardice during the Revolutionary War. Furious, Lyon spat on the Congressman, earning himself the nickname "The Spitting Lyon". On February 15, 1798, Griswold retaliated by beating Lyon around the head with a wooden cane in view of other representatives on the Senate floor. Lyon retreated to a fire pit and defended himself with the tongs until other Congressmen broke up the fight. Griswold had to be pulled by his legs to urge him to let go of Lyon. Although the Ethics Committee recommended censure, the House as a whole rejected the motion to censure him.
He was also elected to congress while in jail for sedition:
>Lyon also has the distinction of being the only person to be elected to Congress while in jail. On October 10, 1798, Lyon was found guilty of sedition, in violation of the Alien and Sedition Acts; which prohibited malicious writing of the American government as a whole, or of the houses of Congress, or of the President of the United States. Lyon was the first person to be put to trial for violating the acts on charges of criticizing Federalist president John Adams for his pretense of going to war against France.