Tea Party Candidate for US Senate Posted Gruesome Medical Images to Facebook

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 25, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    Dr. Milton Wolf, a tea party-backed Republican running for the Senate, doesn't deny posting the [medical X-ray] images or the [joking] comments, but said in a statement that it happened "several years ago" and the photos have since been removed.

    ...Wolf called another image one of his "all-time favorites," and commented "What kind of gun blows somebody's head completely off? I've got to get one of those," according to the Capital-Journal

    The Tea Party continues to recruit the best of the best. icon_rolleyes.gif

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 25, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    In the Army we used to call this tap dancing, when you were caught without a good answer and were scrambling to CYA:

    The Topeka Capital-Journal published a story Saturday in which Wolf declared the [gruesome post-mortem] images were posted for the educational benefit of others and to demonstrate lethal ramifications of gun violence.

    On Monday, national media delved deeper and Wolf worked to minimize damage to his tea-party Republican campaign by describing his peculiar attempt at humor as a reaction to job stress.

    The online edition of the United Kingdom's Daily Mail published Monday an entry from Wolf's political blog, The Wolf Files, that exhibited two 2010 X-rays of a person brought to Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Johnson County with dozens of shotgun pellets in his torso.

    "This is my second-favorite gunshot wound of all time," Wolf wrote on the blog post. "I wish I could tell you the story behind this awesome X-ray, but this patient came through the ER and they don't believe in obtaining patient histories. I wish I was kidding. I’m guessing a jealous husband or a jilted lover. I mean, two shotgun blasts, to the back."

    These images were also posted in the past to a California political website in conjunction with an interview with Wolf. On Friday, Shawnee Mission Medical Center asked Wolf to have the images pulled from the site.