Skip to comments.Will 2010 be the year of the crook?
Posted on 02/12/2010 9:05:06 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Patrick Kennedy's exit opens a door for Buddy Cianci, who could join Jim Traficant in the felon caucus. * * * But if Kennedy is a rare breed of one kind -- the melancholy politician -- then his departure may clear the way for another type of odd duck entirely, and one thats much more fun. Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence -- former because of the small matter of a federal felony conviction -- is thinking about running for Kennedy's seat, presumably as an independent. * * * If he is a candidate, Cianci will join a rarefied group: federal convicts seeking federal office. This year, Jim Traficant, a former Democratic congressman from Ohio, is seeking to run for Congress, as he put it back in December, "somewhere." Traficant, who spent seven years in prison on bribery, racketeering and tax fraud charges, has got enough signatures to qualify in two different congressional districts. And he says some people want him to aim a little higher.
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Whatever. The drunk numbskull Kennedy is out , so at least half the solution has been implemented.
2009 - the year the crooks took over the Whire House
Congress two years before that.
Toupes are more fun than plugs....and they come in so many colors;)
What election year isn’t?
Sooo... convicted felons can’t vote but they can run for office?
Didn’t Patches Kennedy say that he never worked a day in his life? He collected a paycheck this writer has his rose colored glasses on!
So, Patches’ problem was “melancholy”? I thought he was drunken, drug-sodden, rich, privileged, lazy moron.