At Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil’s town hall, he was asked a very simple question by a small boy. “My grandfather is a retired war veteran. What are you going to do to make sure he gets health care?”
Aside from the fact that it’s a pretty naive question (he’s only a kid, after all), Kratovil’s answer was stunning. Rather than explain that veterans have free health care provided through the Veteran’s Administration, he started telling the kid that a lot of soldiers are “kind of sick” (as he gestures to his head nearly approximating the old hand signal for “crazy”) and that they run the risk of suicide.
I’m sure the kid will sleep better tonight knowing that Grampa is a suicidal nut. Thanks Rep. Kratovil!
H/T: Red State.