Way Beyond Normal Campaign Fisticuffs

The Tea Party primary challenger in the Kansas Senate race, a radiologist, posted on Facebook x-rays of what were apparently his own deceased patients (in other cases he appears to have obtained them through his hospital privileges), mocking and making light of the wounds that ended their lives. Beyond the sociopathy that gets you to do something like that, I have to imagine HIPAA (which sometimes complicates even rather trivial communication by medical professionals) makes this a big big no-no.