Healthcare row gets physical?
We are used to terms like "Nazi" being bandied around in the health debate at overheated town hall meetings.
But a new way of persuading opponents has just emerged - biting off their finger.
It reportedly happened in California and the man took his detached little finger to a local hospital to be sewed back on.
I don't yet know how he fares. But as we in the media are always on the look-out for real-life case studies to illustrate political debates, this seems ideal.
Did he have insurance and did it cover Severed Pinkie Syndrome?
As he was 65, was he covered by a government-run, taxpayer-funded scheme?
And can any Americans out there explain why this debate has got quite so heated?