Rick Perry celebrates with ice cream at Sandy’s … again

Time, as it turns out, is both a flat circle and a cone.

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday February 24, 2016, after the state's top criminal court threw out the remaining charge against him. (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday February 24, 2016, after the state’s top criminal court threw out the remaining charge against him. (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The state’s Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday threw out the remaining criminal charge against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, signaling the end of 18 months of legal trouble. Perry was indicted in 2014 on two felony charges related to his 2013 effort to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest.

The former governor’s indictment spurred at least viral moments: a well-coiffed mugshot seen ’round the world and a defiantly casual trip to Austin sweet spot Sandy’s after booking.

Pre-custard, Perry also gave campaign-like speeches before and after his booking into Travis County Jail.

Flash forward to 2016. In addition to the legal victory, Perry on Wednesday made a case for considering social media a form of poetry, returning to the Barton Springs Road burger joint for a follow-up photo-opp.

The photo’s caption reads, “Epic legal victory falls on the 180th anniversary of Col. Travis’s Victory or Death letter: ‘I shall never surrender or retreat.'” Please note the carefully curated composition of the photo, with the former governor’s apparent swirl flanked on either side by vanilla and chocolate treats. The lens flare, too, is Photoshop-filter caliber.

Watch Perry discuss the dismissal of his criminal case below.

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