Rep. Dennis Kucinich Bites Back with Lawsuit Over Olive Pit

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​How much are Rep. Dennis Kucinich's teeth worth? A cool $150K, perhaps.

That's how much the Ohio Congressman is seeking in damages in a lawsuit against a Capitol Hill cafeteria where he suffered "permanent dental and oral injuries" and "loss of enjoyment" in 2008.

He bit into a sandwich wrap and unfortunately crunched into an olive pit, which was called a "dangerous substance" in the civil suit filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Leave it to Gawker, of course, to find video of Kucinich on the House floor just a few days after the olive pit incident.

It remains to be seen whether one tiny olive (dangerous substance? Really?) will overshadow Kucinich's UFO sighting.

 


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40+ years in politics. Another example of being out of touch with reality. Has already spent more filing the suit than any tooth repair would cost.

Citizen/taxpayer
Citizen/taxpayer

Speaking of food served in a government institution, how would Congressman Kucinich handle being in Maricopa County's jail or Arizona's prisons with food bags labeled "unfit for human consumption". Uncooked chicken with blood running from it. Who's filing those lawsuits -- which should be filed?

Citizen/Taxpayer
Citizen/Taxpayer

The taxpayers will pay dearly for inmates who are fed poorly, will suffer chronic and ill health and lack of medical treatment. The state should not house inmates they cannot provide safety and well being while incarcerated.

kit carson
kit carson

We pay dearly when the recidivism rate doesn't drop. Arpaio's jails do nothing to reduce crime. People keep coming back, so they aren't afraid of him. Why are we?

Throw the bum out!

Another Tooth Sufferer
Another Tooth Sufferer

I totally agree with suing the Congressional Cafeteria for "loss of enjoyment" after eating one of their meals. My wife and I visited our Congressman in 2004 and had the opportunity to eat in the cafeteria. Even the white linen table cloths and crystal goblets could do nothing to improve the flavor of the stale bread sandwiches wrapped in cellophane with dried out lettuce. And I can agree with the lawsuit's predicament of not being able to see the "dangerous substances" wrapped in the items distributed as food - my hamburger contained pickes, which I am alergic to and did not detect until the first bite. I am just glad that Congressman Kucinich was able to use my hard earned tax dollars for his Congressional dental care plan, even if he had to go through several oral surgeries to properly repair a single cracked tooth. My dentist was able to repair my cracked tooth in less than an hour in only one sitting, so I can understand his suffering. I am just glad that he is not forced to participate in a Healthcare plan against his own will.

kit carson
kit carson

Too bad you can't find a single person who has ever been forced to participate in a health care plan against his will.

Here's the bottom-line. If you have insurance on anything, then you are part of a collective, then you are engaging in communism. Why can't you take personal responsibility, why do you ask others to share in your risk, comrade?

Oh, that right - because it makes sense. You want it for yourself, but not for others? You're a liar and a hypocrite.

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