RFK Jr.’s ideas are more worrisome than the parasite in his brain

RFK Jr.’s ideas are more worrisome than the parasite in his brain

It’s ethically wrong—and terribly unfair—to poke fun at a person’s private medical status. As Democrats, we don’t like it when people ridicule President Joe Biden’s age, and it was definitely out of bounds for right-wing media to baselessly speculate on Hillary Clinton’s health during the 2016 election cycle. That said, independent president-ish candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a dead worm in his brain.

In a 2012 deposition from his divorce that’s been reviewed by The New York Times, Kennedy said his doctors had noticed a spot on his brain scans and thought he might have a tumor, but one doctor later offered a second opinion, claiming that the spot “was caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died.”

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a joke—it certainly sounds like one—but it was printed in The New York Times, so it must be true. Whether the Times runs 20 above-the-fold stories about it in the week before the election after several of the worm’s emails are found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop—all of which are some version of “Of all the Kennedy brains in all the gin joints in all the world, I had to burrow into this one”—is another question entirely. But the paper of record has verified the story, so it’s bona fide, bruh.

But RFK Jr.’s biggest problem isn’t the dead worm in his brain—or the cognitive issues that may have resulted from either that condition or his mercury poisoning—it’s all the bad ideas in his head that are still very much alive.

RELATED STORY: RFK Jr. enlists worst pollster ever to help him pretend he can win

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments are closed.