Having sworn off the death machine he invented, Dr. Jack Kevorkian has apparently decided to cast his lot with the ballot box by running for Congress. The news that practically satirized itself was reported by a local paper in Michigan, The Oakland Press, which spotted him picking up petitions from the county clerk:
“I plan to,” Kevorkian said Tuesday afternoon. “I wouldn’t do this otherwise. We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington.”
Kevorkian said he would have more to say about his candidacy next week. “Everything’s in a formative stage,” he said.
Perhaps sensing voter aversion to partisan politics these days (or the local Democrats’ and Republicans’ aversion to him), Mr. Kevorkian has decided on an independent run, the report said. He’ll need 3,000 signatures to get on the ballot.
Even local political junkies were shocked. Bruce Fealk, whose blog aims to collect “all your Oakland County Political News in one place,” completed a double take with the rest of us. “Now, I have to admit, I didn’t see this one coming,” he wrote.