July 24, 2002
Who's your buddy?

The House of Representatives voted 420-1 to expel James "There's a dead opossum on my head!" Traficant from its esteemed body for being a lying, cheating scuzzball who had the temerity to get caught.

Normally, when I see a vote of something-to-one in the House, I assume that Ron Paul, the eccentric libertarian from Texas, is the one nay vote. Not this time. Wanna guess who Jimmy the T's lone remaining friend is?

Only Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., who was defeated in a primary for re-election after he was romantically linked with Chandra Levy, a government intern who was murdered, voted against Traficant's expulsion.

Hard to imagine a better expression of the concept "Your political career is over" than that.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 24, 2002 to Scandalized!