Traficant’s Troubles

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Recently removed Ohio Rep. James Traficant ran afoul of standards and practices on the Imus show. During a telephone interview, Traficant expressed his dissatisfaction with the FBI and IRS.

“[they can] go [fuck] themselves.”

Imus, using his seven-second-delay radio-FU, blocked the explitive from his live show. MSNBC, inexplicably, could not do the same.

The seasoned broadcaster admonished Traficant and then asked:

“They are going to sentence you tomorrow. How much do you think you’ll get?”

The bemused Traficant then hung up.

Is it just me, or does Traficant sound like a rerun of Bloom County’s Senator Bedfellow?

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