Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced today that he has settled his lawsuit against the company that runs the House cafeteria, which resulted from a 2008 tooth injury involving an olive in a sandwich wrap. And in his statement, he makes it very clear to the reader just how awful this injury was for him.
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"The terms of the settlement are confidential; however, I feel that the defendants have responded fairly and reasonably," Kucinich said at the conclusion of his press release. "I don't want to have to make another dental visit for a very long time, and will be making no further comment on this matter."
But that's not all. Seeing as how Kucinich's lawsuit was widely ridiculed in the media -- for example, Roll CallÂ quoted a tort reform lobbyist who openly declared, "If I'm the cafeteria ladies, I'm spitting in his food when I see him coming" -- Kucinich felt it necessary to explain to the public that this truly was a serious injury, which involved many, many complications and many, many follow-up appointments.