Deer vs. lobbyist: The gore-y details
Former state delegate and current lobbyist Gilbert Genn was attacked by a buck Thursday while walking his dog outside his Gaithersburg home.
WTOP Radio has a wonderfully detailed account of the incident, provided by the voluable Genn himself. It's worth reading.
Among our favorite details:
a) Genn declined to get medical treatment immediately despite being stabbed by an antler in the groin. Instead, he stopped the bleeding with a binder clip. Why? He had a long-scheduled meeting with House Speaker Michael E. Busch that he said he didn't want to miss. The topic: health care issues (specifically, whether doctors can self-refer, an important topic in rural areas).
b) The photo on the WTOP Web site, which shows a distressed Genn in a hospital bed with a blood stain on his boxer shorts, was given to the news station by Genn himself. Never let it be said that Genn shied away from publicity, regardless of the topic.
Genn wrestled the buck to the ground, and it eventually tired and ran away. We bet Genn's one-time lobbying partner, Don Murphy, can come up with the perfect joke to describe the situation.