Rep. Kucinich Sues Over Olive Pit In Sandwich
ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press
January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap he bought there.
Kucinich’s attorney, Andrew Young, declined to comment Wednesday on the lawsuit seeking $150,000 in damages from companies involved with the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria. A spokesman in Kucinich’s congressional office also declined to comment.
The civil suit filed earlier this month in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia said the wrap “contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit,”
I don’t want this blog to be known as only picking on Republicans. There is certainly enough tom foolery going around in all the other political organizations that warrant some study not to mention all the other groups who need picked on from time to time. I want to become known as an all around “picker” not a specialized one. In that vein the story above seems to be racing through the internet world so I thought I would poke some fun at it too. In case you don’t know Mr. Kucinich is considered a “liberal” by most folks who call themselves Republicans and a Democrat to everyone else. In fact he ran for president in the Democratic primaries the last time. Didn’t get very far but he did run….
Now I don’t want to make biting down on an olive pit seem trivial. I know I have bitten down on my share of such things. There have been olive pits, pieces of peach pits, stones in bean soup, and of course un-popped corn. It is not pleasant but I don’t think it kept me up weeks and weeks fretting over the event. But that must be the case here. I guess Mr. Kucinich’s life must have been turned upside down by this event. Why else would he seek $150,000! Why else would he wait more than two years to file for his pain and anguish. It would have been much more effective if he had filed right after and then blamed Mr. Bush for it! After all everyone was blaming Mr. Bush for everything else back then (not that he didn’t deserve it).
I don’t know for sure as I really as I don’t really know Mr. Kucinich that well but I will go out on a limb here and guess that he is a lawyer? Lets give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he really needs to money. Maybe his wife recently informed him that she wants a new olympic size swimming pool in the backyard. I guess there could be hundreds of reasons to wait two years but it does sound a little suspect to me.
But what do I know….