Senate Hopeful's Photos Feature Corpses, Jokes
Dr. Milton Wolf of Kansas mocks x-rays of gunshot victims
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2014 2:37 PM CST
In this photo from Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, Milton Wolf, a Republican candidate for US Senate, answers questions during an interview in Overland Park, Kan.   (AP Photo/John Hanna)

(Newser) – A Kansas candidate for US Senate is acknowledging a "mistake" following reports he posted grisly X-rays on Facebook and joked about them. The now-removed images allegedly posted by radiologist Milton Wolf featured gun victims, one of whom suffered decapitation, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. "One of my all-time favorites," he commented, per the newspaper. "What kind of gun blows somebody's head completely off? I've got to get one of those." He likened it to a Terminator scene, saying people "find beauty in different things." Wolf reportedly noted of another gunshot victim that the patient isn't "going to complain" about his head's position in the image.

The president of a Kansas City bioethics center called the reports "beyond alarming for a professional in the field of medicine." Meanwhile, a spokesman for Sen. Pat Roberts, whom Wolf is battling for the Republican nomination, said that "for any doctor to make patient records public and then use the records for public discussion and entertainment is just unthinkable." Wolf has apologized for his comments, Politico notes, but the pro-incumbent National Republican Senatorial Committee calls his behavior "freakish," saying it is "effectively destroying any small hope that he had for a serious campaign." On another note, Wolf frequently says he's a distant cousin of President Obama, whom he's called possibly "the worst president in history," WND reports.

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cornelison
Feb 24, 2014 9:13 PM CST
The gun makers' worst nightmare is for Americans to see the results from gun violence. This kind of censorship keeps death just a word, "death." There are foreign sites that show actual photos of of people who died from violence or were in car accidents. You don't forget them easily.
trailmix
Feb 24, 2014 7:29 PM CST
So this is why the President doesn't want to discuss his family tree. I understand Mr. President, Stay Cool.
Lefty_Libby
Feb 24, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Um, er, wow. Just wow.