Rep. Death, M.D. (I-MI)???

Jack Kervorkian is considering a independent congressional bid in Michigan. He is currently on parole, after having been convicted in a highly publicized physician-assisted suicide case. From the AP:

He tells The Oakland Press newspaper that he plans to run without party affiliation for the congressional sea now held by Republican Joe Knollenberg.

Kevorkian needs a minimum of 3,000 signatures on nominating petitions to appear as an independent on the November ballot.

The retired pathologist claims to have helped at least 130 people die. He served a prison term for second-degree murder in one man’s death.

An interesting sideline to this story is that the rumors that Mary Ruwart may jump into the Libertarian Party presidential are speeding up a bit. Ruwart’s sister died in one of the assisted-suicide cases overseen by Dr. Kevorkian.

H/T to Chris Bennett.

11 Responses to “Rep. Death, M.D. (I-MI)???”

  1. Nigel Watt Says:

    Awesome. Big fan of Kevorkian.

  2. BillTX Says:

    If he promises to euthanize other politicians, I’m in.

  3. will Says:


  4. Brian Says:

    Kervorkian for Congress…...Would it kill you to vote for him?

  5. ElfNinosMom Says:

    I might be willing to support Dr. Mary Ruwart for president.

  6. Gene Berkman Says:

    Congress is the wrong office for Dr Kevorkian. I nominate him to run emergency medical services at the White House.

  7. Hugh Jass Says:

    Is Kevorkian a libertarian? If so, then I will support him.

  8. G.E. Says:

    I think Kevorkian is with the CP.

  9. Hugh Jass Says:

    “I think Kevorkian is with the CP.”

    That’s nonsensical! The CP (to my knowledge) abhors assissted suicide.

  10. G.E. Says:

    It was a joke.

  11. Old Warrior Says:

    I just hope that someone with the courage and passion of Jack Kevorkian is around to pull the plug when I’m a vegetable. Both my parents died of strokes in their late eighties. My Dad died within weeks of his stroke my Mom lived for seven years thinking it would be just a few more months before she would be back out on the golf course. I have said to everyone who might be in charge when it (whatever it is) happens, “If you don’t think that I’ll be able to ski again, just let me go.” I had an aunt that lived in a semi vegetable state for six years and the family of four daughters spent over $500,000 in home health care. After her stroke she never said so much as one word. She would open her eyes every couple of days or so. The IV was dripping the same speed as the catheter. They’d go into her room and hold her hand saying, “Momma if you hear me, squeeze my hand.” They would imagine she did and spend another ten grand on home care. Thankfully just before they were going to be forced to auction off the house, she died on her own. Lunacy, all in the name of kindness.

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