In defense of Sue Lowden

Friday, 7 May 2010

Chicken quip grounds high-flying Senate candidate

Sue Lowden recently suggested bartering with doctors for medical care — “our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor.” The line from the millionaire casino executive and former beauty queen immediately became a late-night joke and YouTube sensation, and upended a GOP race that had been hers to lose.

Democrats set up a website, “Chickens for Checkups,” and dispatched a volunteer in a chicken suit to one of her fundraisers. GOP rival Danny Tarkanian circulated a video of her comments and asked if she were the best candidate to take on Reid.

Associated Press Writers Michael R. Blood And Sandra Chereb

As you all know, my old man is a rural doctor in New Mexico and the son of a rural doctor in New Mexico and they got paid in plenty of things over the years including but in no way limited to firewood and donuts. I don’t recall if farm goods were ever paid but I’d be amazed if they weren’t at least once.

In defense of Sue Lowden I’ll add it was a fuck of lot more than Medicare paid a good deal of the time.

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Re: In defense of Sue Lowden

very welcome farm goods as doctoring didn't buy much in the way of groceries back then - vegetables, fruit, meat - and a whole lot of wonderful art work and jewelry by unknowns that later became well known (one even wanted a painting back as it is now way valuable)
as an aside, northern NM is now actively promoting barter on a large scale

By mom on 19 May 2010 · 17:34