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Odd: Kucinich Defends Olive Lawsuit by Telling MSNBC All About His Teeth

Lawrence O'Donnell has started to make a name for himself as a fiery interrogator, often getting into yelling matches with guests he disagrees with. So when O'Donnell announced Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) was going to be on the show to explain why he sued the congressional cafeteria for $150,000 after his sandwich contained a non-pitted olive -- apparently causing him "suffering and loss of enjoyment" -- this writer couldn't wait to see the segment. But alas, it seems Larry left his "bad cop" persona in the closet for this one.

That's not to say that O'Donnell didn't set up the interview to be an epic battle. He did. The interview introduction lasts just over two-and-a-half minutes, and covers everything from a screen shot of the lawsuit and a video taken days after the incident in 2008, to a critical quote from the Washington Post. But that's where the excitement ends. As the interview opens, viewers quickly learn that Kucinich is all business about his teeth, and will give a detailed explanation that will eventually include talk of dental-related "rejection."

As for O'Donnell, the most riveting question he asks is what the total cost of Kucinich's dental bills was. Kucinich quickly brushes that aside, and O'Donnell shows no sign of asking the same question in a more angry, annoyed tone as he's done in the past. Here's the clip, and the intimate details of Kucnich's mouth:

As the interview says, the lawsuit has been settled.

One last thing…
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