Rep. James TraficantWow, Rep. James Traficant is a total loon. I caught his freak-show testimony before the House ethics committee on C-SPAN today — an insane combination of bizarre weeping willow hairstyle, defiantly tacky skinny tie and televangelist’s oratory. It reminded me of some kind of governmental hijinks from the 19th century, a bizarre tale of hucksterism and megalomania you’d only read about in The New Yorker. Only a thousand times funnier.