Kucinich On Fox News: ‘Maybe The Lion Doesn’t Want To Eat Me Because I’m A Vegan’

This weekend, ThinkProgress caught up with Dennis and his wife Elizabeth Kucinich to get their thoughts on a variety of issues. Here are some highlights:

Elizabeth on health care:

I’m from Europe — wherever I travel in Europe — we can all get universal health care coverage. It’s astounding to me — as I came into this country a few years ago — to see how many people don’t have access. And all of these political strings that are attached to people, to say that’s not possible. Well, it is possible. The rest of the world does it.

Dennis on his opposition to the Iraq supplemental bill:

I have voted against each and every appropriation for the war…because it’s not plausible to say that you are for peace and that you continue to fund the war. … [The war is] moving on now with the support of a lot of good people who ought to know better. … And the fact that most Democrats bought into this — let me tell you something. I’m not afraid to take a stand.

Dennis on refusing to endorse the Fox News boycott:

I continue to challenge Fox. MoveOn’s right about a lot of things they said about Fox. But, you know, I’m a presidential candidate. I have to be ready to go into the lion’s den. I’m a vegetarian and a vegan — I mean, maybe the lion doesn’t want to eat me because I’m a vegan.

Watch the interview:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/03/kucinichint.320.240.flv]

Read the transcript HERE.