RUSH: Mike in Kansas City. Great to have you, sir. Welcome.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s great to be on.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I just wanted to call and tell you I’m a dentist out here in Kansas City, and I wanted to comment on the Kucinich story.
RUSH: Yeah, he’s suing over an olive pit or something, right?
CALLER: Correct. And it’s kind of funny because he’s suing for $150,000.
RUSH: I’m not familiar with the details out there, Mike. What damage to the oral cavity of Kucinich did the olive pit do?
CALLER: Well, that’s a good question, and they don’t tell you in the story. The story just says it’s serious and permanent.
RUSH: Ohhh, serious and permanent damage from an olive pit.
CALLER: Well it’s funny because, you know, a cavity is permanent if you don’t get it fixed. So it doesn’t really tell us exactly what happened.
RUSH: Yeah, okay, so why sue the dentist, or any dentist? Why not sue whoever grew the olive?
CALLER: Well, no, he is, he’s suing the cafeteria, the congressional cafeteria for $150,000.
RUSH: Oh, I thought he was suing the dentist. Okay.
CALLER: No. But what’s interesting is, you know, I have malpractice insurance, and they tell me that the average dental claim is $50,000. So it’s funny that Kucinich is going for three times that amount.
RUSH: What does that tell you?
CALLER: (laughing) It tells you that he’s an elitist. And I think it’s funny because I’ve had people come in, and I think the most I’ve ever charged someone, and I mean doing a full mouth reconstruction —
CALLER: — $22,000.
RUSH: Twenty-two grand for a full mouth reconstruction?
CALLER: Yes. And that’s roughly a thousand dollars a crown. You do 20 crowns.
RUSH: You need to move to New York, even Palm Beach. You’d get 22 grand a tooth!
CALLER: Well, yeah, I know, I need to be your dentist and move down there.
RUSH: No. (laughing) I’m trying to figure out why you sue the cafeteria. It must have been that the olive was sold to him as pitted?
CALLER: Oh, no. I mean obviously they put something dangerous in his food.
RUSH: Well, but correct me. Maybe I’ve got the wrong story. Isn’t the Kucinich lawsuit over an olive pit?
CALLER: You’re right, you’re right.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s over an olive pit. So he’s suing the cafeteria over an olive pit which means he obviously thought he was chowing down on a pitted olive.
CALLER: Yeah. He said that it contained a dangerous substance.
RUSH: Oh, the pit?
CALLER: The sandwich, and that’s why he’s suing.
RUSH: Dangerous substance. Hmm.
CALLER: It’s funny that he claims —
RUSH: Well, all I know is, ladies and gentlemen, I was nowhere near there when it happened.
RUSH: Here are the details, by the way, on the Dennis Kucinich story. He’s ‘filed a legal complaint Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, spelling out the case in chilling detail: The wrap was ‘unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that it was represented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff contained an unpitted olive.”
I knew it. So he chomped down into what he thought was a — I’ll bet you Kucinich thinks that the pimento in the olive is grown there. What do you think?