Mr. Polyester the former Ohio U.S. Congressman Jim Traficant was released from federal prison today after completing a seven year sentence for Bribery and Racketeering. No matter what you think about Traficant he was fun to watch and showed a gritty side of politics that was both amusing and comical at times.
Former Ohio congressman Jim Traficant, left, is released from federal prison in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Democrat Traficant is ending a seven-year federal prison stay for accepting bribes and other corruption charges.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig)