Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dr. Kevorkian Running for Congress

My brother just sent me an e-mail to this link. According to the article,

Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian plans to run for Congress, complicating a Michigan race that is expected to be among the most competitive in the nation.

The so-called "Dr. Death," who was released from prison last year and remains on parole, will run as a candidate with no party affiliation for a congressional seat representing Detroit's suburbs, an associate said.

Kevorkian, 79, claims to have helped at least 130 people die from 1990 until 1998 _ the year he was charged in the death of Thomas Youk, a 52-year-old Oakland County man with Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevorkian has promised not to help in any other assisted suicides and could go back to prison if he did.

He was released from prison in June 2007 after serving the minimum of his 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder in Youk's death. He spent eight years and 2 1/2 months behind bars after earning time off for good behavior.

Good grief!


Anonymous said...

Hi Frances ... Yes, I saw this. Growing up here in Michigan, Kevorkian (and his lawyer Geoffrey Fieger) were as commonplace in our news as the scores for the Detroit Tigers.

From what I understand, he hasn't even obtained the 3000 signatures needed to be on the ballot in November yet. Also, since his platform (what I could find of it) is prison reform (must be he didn't like it there), I don't think he'll get much attention in Detroit where the economy/jobs/housing crisis are foremost on everyone's minds.

Applied Christianity said...

I feel much better knowing that he is not a serious contender.

Anonymous said...

It really seems that he is just in need of attention, and since he can't help people commit suicide anymore, he thought he'd try politics. For the most part, most news agencies have not even mentioned this since March!