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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dr. Kevorkian Runs For Congress

According to a news story published in the Huffington Post, Dr. Jack Kevorkian plans to run for Congress. Kevorkian, who is still on parole, is running as an independent in Michigan’s Ninth District. I know that a lot of you are thinking, “Gee, we shouldn’t send a convicted criminal to Washington, D.C.,” but really, look what’s already there. Lobbyists are in bed—figuratively and literally—with public officials, members of Congress are chasing congressional pages, and then there was Senator Larry Craig's unfortunate incident in an airport bathroom. And don’t get me started about what’s lurking in the White House. It seems to me that Kevorkian would be in his natural environment. He’s already spent time in jail, and he would be working with people who need to go there. And if elected, I’m sure that the HMOs will ask Dr. Kevorkian to legalize assisted suicide. Here’s a previous post about how it’s cheaper to let people die than it is to help save their lives.

Say yes to Dr. Death. Vote for Kevorkian in 2008!


Blogger NJ EMS said...

He's got my Vote!!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger marachne said...

Not meaning to be a nit-picker here, but euthanasia (what Kevorkian did) and PAS/PAD (physician assisted suicide/physician aid in dying) are NOT the same thing--he was practicing "cowboy medicine" at best, making all his decisions on his own, and actively killing people.

PAS, as practiced in Oregon has tons of safeguards in place, has to be self administered by the person requesting it...and so far less than 300 people have utilized this option.

PAS isn't perfect, but it is not necessarily a bad thing.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Angry Nurse said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again!

The entire issue of Assisted Suicide will not be decided because it's the right thing or the wrong thing to do, but because it's the economic thing to do.

All that said, one can only hope that eventually people will begin to appreciate the difference between quality and quantity when it comes to life and be respectful of the wishes someone might have in this regard (within in certain guidelines of course).

6:44 PM  
Blogger poody said...

If he is for euthanizing dumb ass people I am on board!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Awake In Rochester said...

Maybe he will take out some of those older then Methuselah, senators, and congressmen. There's nothing like electing a mass murderer.

11:23 PM  
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