Someone from Youngstown please explain what makes Traficant tick!

Hey, I’m from Cleveland, which has been the butt of more than its share of jokes and has more than its share of offbeat characters and colorful politicians. Dennis Kucinich has his odd idiosyncrasies, but essentially he’s got a good head on his shoulders.

But what, in God’s name, is up with Traficant?

He used to play football without a helmet at the University of Pittsburgh. That could explain it. Still, Gerry Ford wasn’t this screwed up.

I doubt there’s a factual answer to this question, so I’ll move this thread to IMHO.

I live near Youngstown, and even we don’t know what’s up with Trafficant.