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InYourFaceNewYorker's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by InYourFaceNewYorker

Here's something I've wondered about. Forgive me for another Dr. Jack Kevorkian reference but... well... he's up there on my heroes list alongside Richard Dawkins!

Just imagine for a second that Dr. Kevorkian was 35 and had looked like a movie star when he started his euthanasia crusade. Instead, when he started he was 62, had Doc-from-Back-to-the-Future-eyes, and was old and wrinkly. When he was convicted in his last trial, perhaps more people would have demanded his release than actually did. I could imagine teen girls and young women going, "Awww! He's so sweet! He wants to ease suffering!" I suspect that even the weird things he said and did (just watch You Don't Know Jack or the documentary Kevorkian and you'll see what I mean) would have been brushed off. Maybe even the judge would have been more lenient in her sentencing. Hell, maybe if he had a common last name, like Smith than a last name that sounds, well, morbid, would have changed the outcome. What does everyone think?

Julie

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:00:34 UTC | #930061