Dr. Jack Kevorkian — the “assisted suicide advocate” who spent eight years in prison for second degree murder — is planning on running for Congress in Michigan. He is 80 years old, and is responsible for many half-voluntary deaths. Jesus, if he had gotten his shit together earlier, he could’ve won the Republican nomination for president.
Kevorkian lives in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District, currently held by Republican Joe Knollenberg. Asked about running, Kevorkian said “I plan to… I wouldn’t do this otherwise. We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington.”
These words are ringing familiar bells with some state employees:
Oakland County Prosecutor Dave Gorcyca, whose office was responsible for sending Kevorkian to prison, was dismissive of Kevorkian’s candidacy.
“I would place Jack Kevorkian’s candidacy in the same ranking with (Texas U.S. Rep.) Ron Paul’s (presidential run),” Gorcyca said.
“It’s probably more of a publicity stunt. To call attention to himself is standard protocol for Jack when he doesn’t have the limelight focused on him. I would not consider his candidacy to be a legitimate one.”
Dave Gorcyca, you mor-an. Now the 700 Paultards in Oakland County are going to firebomb your house, because they’ll have Kevorkian’s permission.
Kevorkian planning run for Congress [Oakland Press]