Well, beam me up: I see that Jim Traficant will be on the ballot, running for his old House seat, after all. Obsession about all things Traficant is, no doubt, the key test of whether one is or isn't a political junkie, and has been for decades now -- I'm very proud to say that I'm the owner of an authentic Traficant for President button.
So my question is: once they finally beam him up for good, is there anything or anyone on the horizon to replace Traficant's place in the hearts of political nerds? I suppose you could test for political junkie status by checking to see whether someone could correctly sort a list of obscure Members of the House and C-SPAN on-air talent, but that's not quite the same thing.
(And, yup, light blogging will continue for the rest of the week, while I'm on the road).