Dennis Kucinich: Nuts

Dennis Kucinich and Wife Eating Cake Photo An amusing anecdote from ABC News’ Rick Klein:

So I’m in the ABC workspace at the Radisson in Manchester, and who walks in but … Dennis Kucinich. No big deal, right? Lots of candidates milling around these parts these days. But then he proceeds to RAID THE MIXED NUTS CAN on the ABC snack table. Not like a cashew or two — big handfuls. His wife is munching too. This would be the same Dennis Kucinich who FILED FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ABC over the weekend to try to block our debate from going forward, arguing that he was being unfairly excluded. I walked over to his wife, Elizabeth, who was also enjoying the snacks. “So sorry,” she said, “but we’re absolutely starving.” I said to her, “Come on, now, you sued us, and now you’re stealing our nuts?” She shrugged — semi-apologetically, in my estimation. And with that, Rep. Kucinich grabbed a mini-can of Pringles and walked away.

Insert your own punch line here.

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  1. Tlaloc says:

    I totally want to vote for her now. He’d do in a pinch.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    Now that is some tort reform I can get behind.

  3. Scott_T says:

    Apparently sometimes he feels like a nut, and sometimes he doesn’t.

    Did you ever doubt it to begin with?

  4. Anderson says:

    Guys, the man called for a *punch line*.

    As in, Mrs. Kucinich can have my nuts any time she likes.

  5. Dennis Kuchinich says:

    All your nuts are belong to us.

  6. Dennis Kucinich to Rick Klein, “Now cough.”

    Thankfully, Dennis Kucinch doesn’t appear to play with his food.

    It sounded better when General McAuliffe said it.

  7. … And with that, Rep. Kucinich grabbed a mini-can of Pringles and walked away.

    Maybe he needed to find a pecan.

  8. Richard Gardner says:

    Ramtha said it was OK. Ramtha being a 35,000 year old Atlantian warrior channeled by an “adviser” to Kucinich’s friend, Shirely MacLaine. And the UFOs are coming too.

    “Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him. It hovered, soundless, for 10 minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn’t comprehend. He said he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.”

    Folks mutter about the Huckster’s fundy talk. I see Kucinich’s New Age invented religion stuff in the same vein – he is up (er, out) there with Tom Cruise.