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Opening Panel Round

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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Dennis Kucinich's Dental Disaster.

PETER SAGAL, Host:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information about purchasing tickets to our shows in Miami next week, Thursday and Friday, go to wbez.org and you can find a link at our website waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, it's time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Kyrie, Dennis Kucinich has given up his presidential aspirations, but he's still fighting for justice. His latest crusade is against what force of evil?

KYRIE O: An olive pit.

SAGAL: Yes.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Although, he's not suing the olive pit. He is suing the cafeteria at the House of Representatives that served it to him. Almost two years ago, Dennis Kucinich bought a sandwich from the House cafeteria and the ensuing trauma has haunted him ever since. He says that an olive pit in the middle of a sandwich that was advertised as having pitted olives, broke his tooth and caused him "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries." He wants $150,000 in damages plus someone to tuck him in at night and assure him that the big, bad olive pit won't come and get him.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

BRIAN BABYLON: Whoever is going to run against him, that's a campaign ad.

SAGAL: Yes.

BABYLON: Just to run for itself.

SAGAL: In their official response, a spokesman for the House cafeteria suggested Kucinich just wait for his adult teeth to come in.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

BABYLON: Just a baby.

SAGAL: Yeah.

BABYLON: He's just a baby.

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