Larry Kilgore, coming off a run for the US Senate in Texas, is what some people might call insane. Certifiably insane. Like "will eventually wind up in a bell tower with a rifle" insane.
Running on a platform that hopes to see Texas gain independence from the US, Kilgore takes all his cues from the Old Testament. As such, he believes people such as adulterers and homosexuals should be put to death. Oh and they'll be killed within 24 hours of conviction. Lest you think yourself free from Kilgore's frothy-mouthed wrath, he also has flogging listed as a punishment for "lesser" crimes. In fact, he says this on his website:
Judges will flog those convicted of fornication; of public use of vulgar sexual and excretory language; of sexually suggestive dress or behavior; of intoxication; and of possession of pornography. Judges will flog more severely those convicted of transvestism; of public nudity; and of distributing pornography. And judges will flog more severely still those convicted of prostitution; of producing pornography for any use; and of sexual acts in public places
The fact that he's basically set up the entire judiciary to spend 40 hours a week handing out non-stop beatings to a good 90 percent of the country until they all have to go on disability with severe tennis elbow doesn't seem to be a concern to him or the 225,897 people who voted for him last time he ran.
Fear not for there's apparently some wiggle room in all of this, because he admits on his very own site that he's repented for watching porn on both the internet and TV with no mention of being beaten. On the plus side, it looks like being a fuckstick of divine proportions isn't a floggable offense so he's clear on that count.
Probable Mental Illness:
Transpersonal Identity Disorder.
This is the from first paragraph from a paper on the subject:
"... driven by the certainty that they are privy to sacred truths and are therefore morally obligated to do everything in their power -- no matter how many people may suffer -- to act upon these truths ... a tendency to dehumanize and even demonize those who oppose them."
Sounds like Kilgore to us. Also, Kevin Spacey from Se7en.
James Traficant, former Democratic Congressman from Ohio, was about as far out in left field as you can get. More accurately, he was over the left field fence, in the parking lot, licking puddles of anti-freeze from under buses.
Sure, he was expelled from Congress and convicted on charges of bribery, tax evasion, racketeering and forcing his aides to do chores on his farm including bailing hay and building a corral (possibly for the bulls we assume he rode around to make his hair look like that). But that's all par for the course. If corruption proved you were crazy, half the world would be in straight jackets.
No, Traficant makes it into the crazy politician hall of fame for the