Article published Friday, March 28, 2008
Dr. Death's run for Congress a cry for attention from forgotten man
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - So, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the man who made assisted suicide a household phrase back in the 1990s, wants to go to Congress? Everybody's first reaction was pretty much the same: We can't wait to see his health care plan …
That, or: I'll bet there's a few bills lying around the House he'd really like to kill. Two things are certain: First, Kevorkian in Congress would be a full-employment guarantee for Jay Leno, Dave Letterman, and every stand-up comedian in every coffee house from here to Botswana. And, second, it isn't going to happen. Matter of fact, he almost certainly won't even get on the ballot. Reporters took his announcement far too seriously, and anyone who knows the aging, cantankerous former pathologist knows he is unlikely to have either the stamina or the stick-to-it qualities needed to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot as an independent. What his candidacy is really about, instead, is a cry for attention from someone the world has passed by, and whose quarter hour of fame was used up soon after he went to prison nine years ago.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Jack Lessenbery Nails Why Kevorkian is Running for Congress
This morning I found this article by Jack Lessenberry about Dr. Death's run for Congress and why he's doing it. I think he's dead on, Kevorkian is crying out for attention and the media has sure given it to him. But Kevorkian's run is a joke and Jack lays out why.