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Theguy that lookslike an OWL with his Mullet Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now it looks like he will be kicked out the house and be serving jail time.


No fingerprints or wiretaps? He must have gotten caught red handed.

Anybody from th Ohio area have a Traficant story they can share? This guy acts hillarious.




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There were a bunch of greate quotes in the CNN.com writeup of it.

"You could possibly expel a member that could get a new trial, and makes you look like a bunch of fools," he said. "If I am to be expelled under these circumstances, then God save the republic and God save the Constitution."

"If you expel me, I will go down in history as an expelled member -- but you know what? I have a very clear conscience. I am proud to be an American," he said.

There was another great one somewhere in which he compared himself to "Maximus Meridus Decimius" or some other mispronunciation of Russel Crowe's character in Gladiator, but I can't find that one at the moment.

There's another article here.



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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    There were a bunch of greate quotes in the CNN.com writeup of it.

    There was another great one somewhere in which he compared himself to "Maximus Meridus Decimius" or some other mispronunciation of Russel Crowe's character in Gladiator, but I can't find that one at the moment.



Yeah, he said he'd pick up his sword like Maximus after busting out of jail (he'd smuggle in a file, shovel, explosives, etc.). He had some great lines at these hearings, especially about needing a colonoscopy afterwards.
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I believe his best quote is

"Beam me up Mr. Speaker"

I was hoping he would say that tonight at the end of his speech. He didn't though.
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The real question though is this: Who has better hair? Traficant(and his bad hairpiece) or Joe Hefley, the ethics committee chair(and his awful combover).

Seriously though, other members of congress have done just as bad(if not worse) and not gotten kicked out. In a related story there was only one member of the House to vote against expulsion....

Gary Condit.
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Traficant's woes have just begun... he got sentinced to 8 years!



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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by Scott Summets
    Traficant's woes have just begun... he got sentinced to 8 years!



That sucks........his hair just got 4 years.:)

(edited by ICEMAN on 30.7.02 1528)



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yeah, I hate when people get convicted for crimes and actually have to go to jail.



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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    yeah, I hate when people get convicted for crimes and actually have to go to jail.


People were too jaded by OJ and the Clintons to make the connection...
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Ok, wait. However shady the Clintons are, and believe me they are shady and slimy, what did they do to go to jail? They were investigated for years, and nothing substantial was found. get over it.



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I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again:

HHH : The Internet Wrestling Community :: Bill Clinton's penis : The Republican party



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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Bill Clinton's penis : The Republican party


No way. I've seen what he got that thing near and I'll pass, thank you.
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wait, he's vowing to get re-elected from prison...

isn't there a law or provision that prevents locked up felons from getting elected to congress?

not like i think he has a chance, but still...



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Ya know, sadly, he DOES have a chance. Too good really.



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    Originally posted by rikidozan
    isn't there a law or provision that prevents locked up felons from getting elected to congress?

    not like i think he has a chance, but still...



Nope. There is precedent. Matthew Lyon was re-elected from prison in 1800 after being jailed in violation of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798(think of what's going on now, replace "terrorists" with "France" and you get the idea).

And yes, he'll probably be re-elected in November. His district loves him because he is one of them and has brought home a lot of the bacon to his NE Ohio district.
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    Originally posted by rikidozan
    wait, he's vowing to get re-elected from prison...

    isn't there a law or provision that prevents locked up felons from getting elected to congress?

    not like i think he has a chance, but still...



In fact the main Socialist presidential nominee from WWII era was in jail and still campainged for president (sorry I forget the guys name).



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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by rikidozan
      isn't there a law or provision that prevents locked up felons from getting elected to congress?

      not like i think he has a chance, but still...



    Nope. There is precedent. Matthew Lyon was re-elected from prison in 1800 after being jailed in violation of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798(think of what's going on now, replace "terrorists" with "France" and you get the idea).

    And yes, he'll probably be re-elected in November. His district loves him because he is one of them and has brought home a lot of the bacon to his NE Ohio district.



ok, let's say he does get re-elected to congress, couldn't just pass another resolution to expell him again?




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    Originally posted by rikidozan




Nope. That's double jeopardy.

Btw, the Socialist Candidate for President in 1920(right after WWI, not II) was Eugene Debs, who ran five times including his run from prison. His crime was opposing the war. See a theme?

(edited by Grimis on 31.7.02 1019)
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Double jeopardy is a criminal law concept though. I don't see how it would apply to expulsion from Congress, which is not a criminal proceeding.



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