Traficant: Yes, I can! 

You're beautiful, America. Let's get back together.      (ap photo)

Leave it to disgraced former jailbird Congressman James Traficant to tap precisely into the electoral zeitgeist of the moment. Hate Democrats? Hate Republicans? Meet the new third way:

"I will be running for congress…as an independent," Traficant told CNN. "I have been a Democrat all my life, and quite frankly I am disgusted with both parties. I hate to say this. My father is rolling over in his grave, a truck driver."

Still fresh from the hoosegow where he served seven years for bribery and racketeering, the former eight-term Ohio lawmaker has been flirting with getting back into politics for awhile. And there's nothing to stop him, legally.

"I see the Democrats are completely controlled by foreign interests and big lobbying money. The Republicans are too, but the Democrats more so," Traficant said. "I hypocritically cannot accept that."

 

 

 

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