Friday, June 3, 2011
Dr. Death Dies
I wonder, reading of his death, if Kevorkian would have had the same impact on American society and law if he'd done the same sort of stuff in a more socially liberal place like Seattle or Boston? What really brought him to fame was the behind-the-scenes showmanship of the politically ambitious ambulance chaser Geoffrey Fieger who promptly dropped Kevorkian once he decided to run for governor in 1998. Kevorkian's ideas about planned death deserved serious consideration and it was quite brave of him to act on them too. They cost him a nine year stretch in prison later in life so I can't say he didn't put his money where his mouth was either.