02 March 2006

Senator saves rival's life

"Dirty politics this ain't" is the title of that CNN scoop.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) -- State Sen. John Giannetti was waiting for his take-out order of Italian food at a Maryland restaurant on Monday when he saw a man choking. He rushed over, performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged a chunk of seafood -- saving the life of his political rival.

The choking man, Jim Rosapepe, is challenging Giannetti in the Democratic primary for the suburban Washington district.

Yeah... And who tried to stuff that lobster - pincers and all - down the challenger's throat, shouting "You pinko commie!" and other words this blog could not bear to repeat, in the first place?