His Campaign Slogan: “What About My Ten Convictions?”

I’ve written about James Traficant before. Mr. Traficant is the former Congressman who represented the Youngstown, Ohio area for more than 17 years. He was known for his bombastic style. He’s also known for spending eight years at ClubFed for convictions on ten counts of tax evasion, bribery, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. And he wants to run for Congress again.

I could comment that perhaps Congress deserves Mr. Traficant. After all, we’ve had William “Cold Cash” Jefferson with his cash in the freezer. Mr. Traficant still maintains he’s innocent. He wants to bring an Indian casino to the Youngstown area…even though there are no recognized Indian tribes in Ohio. Well, a little thing like laws didn’t stop him during his first 17 years in Congress….

Bertram de Souza of the Youngstown Vindicator thinks that Mr. Traficant should follow Ashley Dupre: “Just as Ashley Dupre, the hooker who brought down New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer, has become an advice columnist for the New York Post, Traficant should offer to write an advice column — about political corruption.”

If Mr. Traficant does run for Congress it will certainly be entertaining.


One Response to “His Campaign Slogan: “What About My Ten Convictions?””

  1. Scott says:

    If Traficant runs, he will win. No doubt about it. People around here love the guy for some reason. His convictions don’t matter because most people around here (largely blue-collar Democrats) don’t understand the convictions. they still believe, in an overwhelming majority, that he is innocent.

    And regarding Bertram de Souza, the guy is a hack. He gets a lot of air time on the local radio shows, and they treat him like he’s a god. I could never figure out why. Perhaps it’s for his far-left-leaning politics.

    And if Traficant says he’ll bring a casino to the are, he probably will get it done. Not sure how. He might even end up in jail again. We shall see.