A true political metaphor …
You have got to be joking … Former US Representative and felon James A. Traficant Jr is going to run for office again in Ohio in 2010. Just what we need a convicted felon running for office. That is of coarse as opposed to all the nonconvicted felons that are presently in the House.
And we wonder why the American people have no confidence in politicians.
“I’m going to run,” Traficant declared before some 35 members of The Biz Society assembled at the Rosetta Stone restaurant downtown to launch the group’s Youngstown chapter.
Traficant said he still isn’t sure which district he’ll throw his hat in, but he has nominating petitions circulating in three congressional districts –the 17th, the 6th and the 16th. And, the former congressman noted he hasn’t decided on whether to run as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or perhaps on another party ticket.
“I’m going to run for Congress somewhere,” he said.
Maybe Traficant can run on the Con ticket?
Traficant’s announcement comes just four months after the former congressman was released from a federal prison in Rochester, Minn., where he served a portion of a seven-year sentence for racketeering and bribery. The congressman was convicted in 2002 and became the second member to be expelled from of the House of Representatives since the Civil War.