Sunday, April 4, 2010

I know Florida is odd, but still

The 'Say what?' feature at the Doonesbury site offers a daily sample of demented quotations from US public life. Here's today's:

"If you voted for Obama... seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years."

-- sign on the office door of Florida urologist Jack Cassell

I suppose long immersion in matters urological might do strange things to your temper and world view eventually, but this is just extraordinary, possibly even illegal. And Robin Williams reckons we're unevolved.

Mind you, I imagine anyone who voted for Obama would, on seeing Cassell's sign, fall over themselves to get as far away from it and him as possible, so the Pollyanna view is that it's a win-win.


ThirdCat said...

that made me laugh (prolly more than I should have)

Anonymous said...

Yep, I'd POQ! Delia

Feral Sparrowhawk said...

My mother had a run in with a doctor who used his practice to proselytize against the introduction of Medibank. She never went back. But it's a pretty big step from abusing your power as a doctor to push a political line on sick people and actually refusing to treat the sick. If there are other doctors nearby he's just cost himself a lot of money. If there aren't, I'd say it's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

"melchig" - rather appropriate at passover really.

Feral Sparrowhawk said...

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Liam said...

seek urologic care elsewhere

He's taking the piss.

(I can't believe nobody's made the joke yet)